Tuesday, October 02, 2007

From Jean-Pierre de Caussade

This is an interesting take on God's sovereignty. I am not sure that I could say these words myself, but I am intruged by them.

"All that happens to me becomes bread to nourish me, soap to cleanse me, fire to purify me, a chisel to carve heavenly features on me. Everything is a channel of grace for my needs. The very thing I sought everywhere else seeks me incessantly, and given itself to me by means of all created things."

4 comments:

Cami said...

Woo Hoo! (I know it's not very "classic" to say) But I love this! Good stuff! It reminds me of what Oswald teaches, that God ENGINEERS our circumstances. Many rather "forgive" God for things that happen. This quote by Jean-Pierre de Caussade is the view of a hardcore disciple; God is in EVERYTHING, ever working on us, ever seeking us out!

I.I. said...

This is more hardcore than I can get myself to, most of the time.

Cami said...

I love your honesty. : )

Anonymous said...

For ALL things were created BY Him and ALL things exist THROUGH Him and FOR Him. ROMANS11:33-36