Quote of the day, 23 April: Brother Lawrence

What consoles me in this life is that I see God by faith. And I see him in such a way that I can sometimes say, “I no longer believe, I see, for I experience what faith teaches.” With this assurance, and by this practice of faith, I will live and die with him.

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, O.C.D.

Letter 11 to a nun (excerpt)
17 November 1690

Lawrence of the Resurrection, B; De Meester, C 1994, Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God,  translated from the French by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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  1. Thank you. Now,here’s one place where Brother is on my level. I have a cast-iron certainty that God has preserved my life, from my suicidal 1980s and 90s, gave me 24 years until my husband’s death, and preserves my life still today, and keeps me sane. I too intend to live and die with this awareness and gratitude.

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