Thursday, August 09, 2007

To Be a Child of God

~via Vultus Christi

Whatever did not fit in with my plan did lie within the plan of God. I have an ever deeper and firmer belief that nothing is merely an accident when seen in the light of God, that my whole life down to the smallest details has been marked out for me in the plan of Divine Providence and has a completely coherent meaning in God's all seeing eyes.

To be a child of God, that means to be led by the Hand of God, to do the Will of God, not one's own will, to place every care and every Hope in the Hand of God and not to worry about one's future. On this rests the freedom and the joy of the child of God. But how few of even the truly pious, even of those ready for heroic sacrifices, possess this freedom.

When night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed:just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him. Then you will be able to rest in Him —really rest — and start the next day as a new life.

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D.
October 12, 1891 — August 9, 1942

Read Bride of the Eternal One at Vultus Christi

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