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Our Souls Are at Stake

April 9, 2013


In the book, The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence, a kitchen worker in a seventeenth-century Paris monastery, explained how he was able to walk continually in God’s presence.

He compared God to an ever-flowing, ever-conscious, ever-blissful river and emphasized that it was only our lack of receptivity that prevented us from bathing in God’s loving presence in every moment. He wrote:

God has infinite treasure to bestow, and we take up with a little sensible devotion, which passes in a moment. Blind as we are, we hinder God and stop the current of His graces. But when He finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, He pours (more…)