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Abandonment XX – God’s Will Effects Sanctification

September 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment

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It is only because they do not know how to make use of God’s action that so many Christians spend their lives anxiously pursuing a multitude of methods of perfection. These might prove useful if ordained by God’s will, but they actually become injurious the moment they keep us from simply surrendering ourselves to God’s will. These multiplied means cannot give what we find only in... Read More

Abandonment XI – Recognizing God’s Hand by Faith

June 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment, God's Will

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Those who are enlightened by faith judge things in a very different way from those who have only their senses to guide them and ignore the inestimable treasures they conceal. He who knows the king in disguise treats him very differently than another who, judging by appearances alone, fails to recognize his royalty and treats him as a commoner. In the same way the soul that recognizes the will of God... Read More

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