Stepping Heavenward, and Aunt Jane's Hero

Stepping Heavenward, and Aunt Jane's Hero

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...briefly. In the disposition to which God has brought you, you will not voluntarily commit any considerable fault without remembering and reproaching yourself for it. As to little faults, scarcely perceived, even if you sometimes forget them, this need not make you uneasy. As to lively grief on account of your sins, it is not necessary. God gives it when it pleases Him. True and essential conversion of the heart consists in a full will to sacrifice all to God. What I call full will, is a fixed, immovable disposition of the will to resume none of the voluntary affections which may alter the purity of the love to God, and to abandon itself to all the crosses which it will perhaps be necessary to bear, in order to accomplish the will of God alwa ys and in all things. As to sorrow for sin, when one has it, one ought to return thanks for it; when.. perceives it to be wanting, one should humble one's self peacefully before God without trying to excite it by vain efforts. You find in your self-examination fewer faults than persons more advanced and more perfect do: it is because your interior light is still feeble. It will increase, and the view of your infidelities will increase in proportion. It suffices, without making yourself uneasy, to try to be faithful to the degree of light you possess, and to instruct yourself by reading and meditation. It will not do to try to forestall the grace that belongs to a more advanced period. It would only serve to trouble and discourage you, and even to exhaust you by continual anxiety; the time that should be spent in loving God would be given to forced returns upon yourself, which secretly nourish self-love. IV. In my prayers my mind has difficulty in finding anything to say to God. My heart is not in it, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804171
  • 9781236804174