Interior life, not to be abandoned in our search for community or commitment to a cause . . .

Instead, mes enfants . . .

“Abandon yourself entirely to the over-ruling of God, and by self-oblivion be eternally occupied in loving and serving Him without any of those fears, reflexions, examens, and anxieties which the affair of our salvation, and perfection sometimes occasion.”

Gold in them there hills . . .

Since God wishes to do all for us, let us place everything in His hands once and for all, leaving them to His infinite wisdom; and trouble no more about anything but what concerns Him. On then, my soul, on with head uplifted above earthly things, always satisfied with God, with everything He does, or makes you do.

Practically speaking . . .

Take good care not to imprudently entertain a crowd of anxious reflexions which, like so many trackless ways, carry our footsteps far and wide until we are hopelessly astray. Let us go through that labyrinth of self-love by leaping over it, instead of traversing its interminable windings. [emphasis added]

From a Jesuit-authored gem . . . 

De Caussade, Jean-Pierre. Abandonment To Divine Providence (Unabridged: with a compilation of the letters of Father Jean-Pierre De Caussade) (p. 37). Neeland Media LLC. Kindle Edition.

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