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The Presence of God

February 19, 2020

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The chief resource of our perfection is the personal presence of God, of which God said long ago to Abraham, “Walk in my presence, and you will be perfect.” The presence of God calms the mind and gives peaceful sleep and rest, even during the day amid all our work, but we must be God’s […]

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Faults and Temptations

February 12, 2020

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You understand that many faults are voluntary in different degrees, even though they are not committed with a deliberate intention of failing God. For example, one might reproach their friend for a fault which this friend has demonstrated expressly to shock him, but into which he let himself be drawn, even though he knew it […]

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Mortification and Recollection

February 5, 2020

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We do not always need to follow the spirit of mortification and recollection, which tends to withdraw us from social relationships, and we do not always need to pursue our zeal to lead others to God. Then what do we need? We need to divide ourselves between these two duties, so as not to neglect […]

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Crosses

January 29, 2020

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God is ingenious in making us crosses. He makes them of iron and of lead, which are heavy in themselves. He makes them of straw which seems to weigh nothing, and which are less difficult to carry. He makes them of gold and of precious stones, which dazzle the spectators and excite the envy of […]

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Resignation

January 24, 2020

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Golden chains are no less chains, than are chains of iron. A person may be exposed to envy and deserves to be pitied for it. Your captivity is in no way preferable to that of a person held unjustly in prison. The one thing, which should give you real consolation, is that it is God […]

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Recreation

January 18, 2020

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You should not feel troubled, it seems to me, about the diversions in which you cannot avoid taking part. Many people want to make the worst of everything, and who are upset continually, increasing their loathing of the amusements which they have to endure. For myself, I confess that I could not agree with this […]

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The Use of Time

January 16, 2020

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Christian Perfection Topics Christian Perfection is the collection of short letters or essays written by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fénelon (6 August 1651 to 28 March 1720), better known as François Fénelon.In my opinion, these letters are some of the most helpful Christian writings that I have ever read concerning the way of […]

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Sovereign Lord

January 23, 2010

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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NIV) Job 42:1-2 Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. (NIV) Matthew 5:18-19 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the […]

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Freedom

January 10, 2010

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I have heard countless times about how we are free. I was born and I have lived my entire life in the United States and the message of freedom is very much identified with its citizens. America the land of the free and the home of the brave seems to be the national slogan. The […]

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Judgment Day – Part Two

December 25, 2009

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Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book […]

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