Thursday, February 20, 2020

Francois Fenelon Articles

The Presence of God

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."

Faults and Temptations

You understand that many faults are voluntary in different degrees, even though they are not committed with a deliberate intention of failing God.

Mortification and Recollection

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.

Crosses

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...

Resignation

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.

Recreation

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.

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The Presence of God

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."

Beginning the Journey – Part 4 – Experiencing God in Prayer

Believe His Spirit is within you, for even the least educated person can understand that, and can understand that their focus...

Scriptural Meditation – Part 3 – Experiencing God in Prayer

Read a little Scripture and then meditation on what you read until you glean from it every tasty bit.

A Thirsty Heart – Part 2 – Experiencing God in Prayer

You must learn to pray from your heart and not your head. The mind is so limited in its operation that it can only focus on one object at a time.

Faults and Temptations

You understand that many faults are voluntary in different degrees, even though they are not committed with a deliberate intention of failing God.