Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade S.J.

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By Jean-Pierre de Caussade S.J.

For greater than 250 years, this easy vintage of notion has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted attractiveness of God's will that's the yes route to serenity, happiness, and non secular peace.

"A non secular vintage of the 1st order... a ebook for all those that really search God." --Dom David Knowles

"Father de Caussade has an excellent manner of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the private quit that's lots part of the improvement of religion. The publication is a secret of its personal -- and is easily no longer for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage probably extra worthwhile now than ever earlier than. it is a little ebook that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the fashionable preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in want of an abiding belief in God's energetic benevolence. this can be a paintings one reads many times, constantly with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, Author...

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Faith sees that Jesus Christ lives in everything and works through all history to the end of time, that every fraction of a second, every atom of matter, contains a fragment of his hidden life and his secret activity. The actions of created beings are veils which hide the profound mysteries of the workings of God. After the Resurrection, Jesus Christ took the disciples unawares by his appearances, showing himself to them as if disguised and then appearing when he had revealed himself. And it is this same Jesus, ever living and ever active, who still surprises us if our faith is not strong and clear-sighted enough.

Consider your life, and you will see that it consists of countless trifling actions. Yet God is quite satisfied with them, for doing them as they should be done is the part we have to play in our striving for perfection. There can be no doubt about this. Holy Scripture makes it very plain: “Fear God, and keep his commandments, since this is the whole duty of man” (Eccles. 12:13). This is all we have to do. This is active loyalty. If we do our part, God will do the rest. Grace will pour into us and will perform marvels far beyond our understanding, for “no eye has seen and no ear has heard things beyond the mind of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him” (I Cor.

Then I believe that it will be realized that one is handling a masterpiece of spirituality, a short, intense book, highly charged with love and passion-love for you, the reader, as well as for God. For Caussade cares deeply for us. He is not interested in himself, but he is profoundly concerned about our eternal well-being. This concern breaks through every paragraph of his well-mannered eighteenth-century French. He adores God and loves us. He wants us to share his peace and joy. If we pay attention to him, we may.

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