Sunday, November 9, 2008


In the state of abandonment the only duty is the rule of the present moment. In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity as molten metal. As this takes any mould into which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to give them....[T]hey have confidence in God, they abandon themselves to Him, and, entirely absorbed by their duty, they think not of themselves, not what may be necessary for them, not of how to obtain it.

from Abandonment to Divine Providence, p 66.

--Jean Pierre de Caussade


Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

I am always asking God to help me live in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past or fretting about the future. God is the Eternal Now...wish I could join Him there. That's my prayer for today, to be with Him in this moment.

The Ironic Catholic said...

The present moment is essential--too easy to get lost in the past or future. Thanks for sharing!