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Lenten Meditation 44: Perfect Resignation to the Divine Will

My meat is to do his will [John 4:34]. So said Jesus Christ, speaking of himself. In this mortal life, meat is that which preserves our life; and, therefore, our Lord said that it was his meat to do the … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 43: Spiritual Goods

As regards our degrees in grace and glory we must bring our own will into conformity to the divine. Highly as we ought to value the things of the glory of God, we ought to value his will yet more. … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 42: Spiritual Desolation

We ought to be resigned in times of spiritual desolation. The Lord is accustomed, when a soul gives itself up to the spiritual life, to heap consolations upon it, in order to wean it from the pleasures of the world; … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 41: Corporal Infirmities

We must be particularly resigned under the pressure of corporal infirmities; and we must embrace them willingly, both in such a manner, and for such a time, as God wills. Nevertheless, we ought to employ the usual remedies; for this … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 40: Natural Occurrences

Consider what things there are in which we have to bring ourselves into uniformity to the will of God. In the first place, we must have this uniformity as regards those things of nature that come to us from without; … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 39: God Wishes Only Our Good

Oh, great indeed is the folly of those who fight against the divine will! They have now to suffer troubles, because no one can ever prevent the accomplishment of the divine decrees: Who resisteth His will? [Rom 9:19] And, on … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 38: Happiness Obtained from Perfect Conformity

To those who love God, all things work unto good [Rom 8:28]. Those who love God are ever content, because their whole pleasure lies in the accomplishment, even in things that run counter to themselves, of the divine will; and … Continue reading

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