Sunday, December 29, 2013


I found this gem while reading 
an Elisabeth Elliot newsletter 

“Sufferings arising from anxiety,
 in which the soul 
-adds to the cross-
 imposed by the hand of God 
-an agitated resistance- 
and a sort of unwillingness 
to suffer such troubles 
arise only because we live to ourselves. 
A cross wholly inflicted by God, 
and fully accepted without any
uneasy hesitation, 
is full of peace as well as of pain. 
... a cross not fully and simply
accepted, but resisted by the love of self, even
slightly, is a double cross; it is even more a cross,
owing to this useless resistance.”

François de la Mothe Fénelon

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