Friday, August 14, 2009
"Abandonment to the will of God simplifies our whole lives and the interior of our souls. It does not mean leaving aside human effort, common sense, normal foresight or careful planning. It means we give ourselves freely to His Word. It is the surrender to the impression of the Divine Word in our lives as Jesus surrendered to it. Even though He always was the Divine Word from eternity, He became the Word in the flesh of human nature in order to show us how to carry out the word in a world that is always putting up obstacles against it. We can do nothing greater than to give ourselves completely to Him so that He can live again in us to carry out His own will.
Peaceful abandonment; there is no greater gift to God. It is the crowning of our lives and the highest tribute to the Divine Majesty. It is the greatest worship, the worship Jesus asked for 'in spirit and truth.' It makes our whole life an act of worship and adoration no matter what we do. It is what the Lord asked when He said: 'Abide in My love'... remain in it, and you will have done everything to please Me. It is the one thing necessary."
-- The Pathways of Prayer: Communion with God by Sr Immaculata, ocd