Tag Archives: Friendship

Waiting

The Jesuit Father Francis Cassilly writes: “Each individual person is a special creation, in whose behalf God seems to tax His infinite resources of love and power, and with whom he wishes to enter into a compact of eternal friendship. … Continue reading

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One Long Day of Happiness

Father Cassilly concludes his description of life in the world to come. He writes: “Power and strength will be characteristics of the risen body. Its senses and members will be quick and vigorous, ready to respond to the impulse and … Continue reading

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How God is Present in the Human Soul

Father Cassilly continues his explanation of how God is present in all creatures in a threefold manner: by His power, by His presence and by His essence. Regarding human beings, he writes: “No one, not even by the greatest effort, … Continue reading

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Closeness Between God and Us

Father Cassilly writes: “Since man cannot entertain friendship for what is far beneath him in the scale of being, with a tree or insect, how can God be the friend and companion of what is relatively still further below Him? … Continue reading

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Distance Between God and Us

The Jesuit Father Francis Cassilly writes: “Friendship, as we have seen, must be based on some sort of equality between the friends. And, on first thought, this seems an impossible condition between God and man.” “The infinitude of God, it … Continue reading

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God Ever Present to Us

Father Cassilly reflects upon God’s abiding presence in all His gifts. He writes: “Each moment of the continued existence of creatures is, as it were, a new creation. For, to conserve in being things which of themselves constantly tend to … Continue reading

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God’s Gifts to Us

Father Cassilly tells us: “Friendship can never cease to give or at least to desire to give. Presents and tokens of some kind ever accompany it. . . . A friend delights to give, to bestow tokens of love.” Where … Continue reading

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