June 23, 2010
With God, the more we seem to lose, the more we gain. The more He takes materially, the more he gives spiritually. We love Him partly for His gifts. If they are no longer visible we come to love Him for Himself alone. It is by seeming to deprive us of those gifts that He paves the way for His most precious one of all, because it embraces everything. Souls, once they have totally surrendered themselves to His action, see everything that happens to them in a favorable light.
Jean-Pierre de Caussade, The Sacrament of the Present Moment/Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence
Thoughts of Julian at 8:00 AM