Snippets from the Saints

squirrel-241521_960_720From Brother Lawrence’s ‘Practice of the Presence of God’

“That the trust we put in God honours Him much, and draws down great graces.”

“That it was impossible, not only that God should deceive, but also that He should long let a soul suffer which is perfectly resigned to Him, and resolved to endure everything for His sake.”

“That in the beginning of the spiritual life, we ought to be faithful in doing our duty and denying ourselves; but after that unspeakable pleasures followed: that in difficulties we need only have recourse to Jesus Christ, and beg His grace, with which everything became easy.”

Brother Lawrence tried to perform all actions for the love of God. He said, “that many do not advance in the Christian progress… because they neglect the love of God, which is the end. This is the reason why we see so little solid virtue.”

Source: 

Third Conversation, Practice of the Presence of God.

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