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St. Alphonsus Liguori—Uniformity With God’s Will | Pt. 3

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | May 16, 2021 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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“True, we should esteem the things that make for the glory of God, but we should show the greatest esteem for those that concern the will of God.”

This week, we conclude our series of readings from St. Alphonsus’s Uniformity with God’s Will.

In these final chapters, St. Alphonsus turns his attention to times of spiritual desolation, when submission to the will of God can sometimes be the most difficult.

Alphonsus includes in his considerations: the sudden loss of others, particularly those by whom we are spiritually edified; dryness and difficulty in prayer; unrelenting temptation; as well as the circumstances of our own death.

“We should consider everything happening to us in the present,” Alphonsus writes, “and everything that will happen to us in the future, as coming from the hands of God.”

To hearken back to the very first chapter of this work, uniformity with God’s will means something more than simply obeying God in this or that circumstance—it means, as St. Alphonsus puts it, “that we make one will of God’s will and ours… that God’s will alone, is our will.”

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Uniformity with God’s Will Full text: http://www.catholictreasury.info/books/uniformity_with_Gods_will/un3.php

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