Jesuit Priest  1675-1751

Abandonment to Divine Providence, p.24

Jean-Pierre de Caussade

If the business of becoming holy seems to present insufferable difficulties, it is merely because we have a wrong idea about it.  In reality, holiness consists of one thing only: complete loyalty to God's will. Now everyone can practice this loyalty, whether actively or passively.

To be actively loyal means obeying the laws of God and the Church and fulfilling all the duties imposed on us by our way of life.  Passive loyalty means that we lovingly accept all that God sends us at each moment of the day.  Now is there anything here too difficult for us?

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