“In order to understand how fundamental it is for the development of the Christian life to strive to acquire and maintain peace of heart, the first thing of which we must be convinced is that all the good that we can do comes from God and from Him alone: Apart from Me, you can do nothing, Jesus said (John 15:5)…He did not say, ‘you can’t do much,’ but, you can do nothing.” So begins the excerpt from Father Jacques Phillipe’s “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” that was recently shared on Finer Femininity. Without Me You Can Do Nothing is an effectual reminder of the supreme importance of abandonment to God’s will.
Having An Identity Crisis at To be Valiant is to be Virtuous continues on this theme in a short discourse on how best to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world. As Señorita Rita ably points out, the more perfectly we learn to submit ourselves to the will of God, the more we shall please Him and the more we shall achieve.
Today, December 9th, is the feast day of St. Peter Fourier, a saint known both for the establishment of religious orders and for saving souls from heresy. Nobility shares an article, December 9 – Banker and Saint, on this amazing priest who knew the Summas by heart!