God’s Ordained Or Permitted Will

“Let us remember these great truths: (1) There is nothing, however small or apparently indifferent, which has not been ordained or permitted by God – even to the fall of a leaf.

(2) God is sufficiently wise, good, powerful and merciful to turn those events which are apparently the most calamitous to the good and the advantage of those who know how to adore and accept with humility all that His divine and adorable will permits.”

                                                              Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S.J.

For Reflection: 

The next three days will provide me with time to contemplate and consider the rich insight of this quote. For today, what do I think is the difference between God’s “ordained” will and His “permissive” will. What instances of each have I seen in my life?

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