Conformity to the Will of God – Nineteenth Day of December
Conformity to the Will of God.
“Not my will, but Thine be done.” — St. Matt. 36:39
When shall we abandon ourselves entirely to the good pleasure of God, submitting our will and all our affections without any reserve to His dominion? Then only shall our souls be so united to God that we can say with the first Christians, who were so perfect: “It is not I who live: it is Jesus Christ Who lives in me.” — St. Francis of Sales.
This great saint, many years before his death, willed nothing, saw nothing, loved nothing but God in all things. “No, no,” he said, “nothing in the world can satisfy me; God alone can suffice for me.” He was often heard to exclaim, all absorbed in God: “Lord, what is there in heaven, what can I desire on earth, if not Thee? Thou art my portion, my inheritance for eternity.” His great maxim was: “All that is not God is nothing to me.”
My God, Thou alone canst satisfy me; I will love but Thee in all things.