seek, vision, trust

“He who seeks not the Cross of Christ seeks not the glory of Christ.”
St. John of the Cross


(zebra swallowtail butterfly / Julie Cook / 2019)

“We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business.
He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it.
We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as
he does unless the remedy were necessary, and we must rely on his skill.
Yet we are unwilling to treat God in the same way!
It looks as if we do not trust His wisdom and are afraid He cannot do His job properly.
We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake—–
a mistake which may cost us our life—–
and protest when God sets to work on us.
If we could see all He sees we would unhesitatingly wish all He wishes.”

Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, p. 90
An Excerpt From
Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

8 comments on “seek, vision, trust

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Sounds like I could have been a student of Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure doesn’t it? Whom do you most trust, man or God? “It is better” to trust God than princes. Of course, we can trust God to give us the right “prince” but we need to always seek God first for his method. Thanks for this jewel of a quote.

  2. Citizen Tom says:

    God seems distant. Trust who? We need to look around and wonder at, marvel at what He has made, including ourselves. Then perhaps we can begin to trust Him.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    I love this book! One of my TOP ten!! Great excerpt selection!!! Huge hugs!!

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