Jean-Pierre de Caussade (born 1675) was a French Jesuit who died on this present day in 1751. He was appointed non secular director of a neighborhood of nuns and determined to share with them his concepts on the non secular life. The fabric was printed a century after his dying as Self-Abandonment to Divine Windfall. The e book has turn out to be a Christian devotional basic.
De Caussade provides us a wealthy and imaginative appreciation for the various ways in which God speaks to us and others within the current second. He additionally has a robust sense of on a regular basis spirituality; in a single passage, this eighteenth century non secular director states that we’re the sequel to the New Testomony that’s being written by the Holy Spirit. He challenges us to learn “the e book of life,” the report of divine motion on this planet, as a result of we every have a divine goal “within the plot of the Holy Scripture which unfolds day by day.”
To Identify this Day:
Learn our evaluate of The Sacrament of the Current Second by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Mirror upon one in every of these quotations from de Caussade’s writings.
The Infinite Riches of the Current Second
“The current second holds infinite riches past your wildest goals however you’ll solely take pleasure in them to the extent of your religion and love. The extra a soul loves, the extra it longs, the extra it hopes, the extra it finds. The desire of God is manifest in every second, an immense ocean which the center solely fathoms in as far as it overflows with religion, belief, and love.”
— from Sacrament of the Current Second
Uncover God within the Smallest and Most Odd Issues
“To find God within the smallest and most unusual issues, in addition to within the best, is to own a uncommon and elegant religion. To search out contentment within the current second is to relish and adore the divine will within the succession of all of the issues to be performed and suffered which make up the obligation to the current second.”
— from Sacrament of the Current Second
Make Use of All the pieces
“Those that have deserted themselves to God all the time lead mysterious lives and obtain from him distinctive and miraculous items by the use of probably the most unusual, pure and probability experiences through which there seems to be nothing uncommon. The only sermon, probably the most banal dialog, the least erudite books turn out to be a supply of data and knowledge to those souls by advantage of God’s goal. This is the reason they rigorously choose up crumbs which intelligent minds tread beneath foot, for to them all the pieces is treasured and a supply of enrichment. They exist in a state of complete impartiality, neglecting nothing, respecting and making use of all the pieces.”
— from The Jesuit Information to (Virtually) All the pieces by James Martin
It’s the Lord!
“Jesus Christ, after his resurrection, shocked the disciples when he appeared earlier than them in disguise, solely to fade as quickly as he declared himself. The identical Jesus nonetheless lives and works amongst us, nonetheless surprises our souls whose religion is just not sufficiently pure and robust. There is no such thing as a second when God is just not manifest within the type of some affliction, obligation or obligation. All the pieces that occurs to us, in us, and thru us, embraces and conceals God’s divine however veiled goal, in order that we’re all the time being taken abruptly and by no means acknowledge it till it has been completed. If we may pierce that veil and if we have been vigilant and attentive, God would unceasingly reveal himself to us and we might rejoice in his works and in all that occurs to us. We’d say to all the pieces: ‘It’s the Lord!’ And we’d uncover that each circumstance is a present from God; that human beings, frail creatures although they’re, won’t ever lack something; and that God’s unceasing concern is to provide them what’s greatest for them.”
— from The Sacrament of the Current Second
Non secular Practices
Make it your common non secular follow to note and be grateful for God’s motion in your life.