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The same God who made us desire virtues in our beginning, and who makes us practise them on all occurrences, he it is who takes from us the affection to virtues and all spiritual exercises, that with more tranquillity, purity, and simplicity, we should care for nothing but the divine Majesty’s good pleasure.
Saint Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales, renowned for his practical and effective spiritual direction, gives these suggestions on how to pray peacefully:
“Remember that the graces and favors of prayer do not come from earth but from heaven and therefore that no effort of ours can acquire them, although, it is true, we must dispose ourselves for their reception diligently, yet withal humbly and tranquilly. 383 more words
The editor of Light and Peace remarks how some people with a sincere desire to serve God fear that they might have a false conscience, that they might be laboring under a deceptive self-illusion that makes them think they are following the right path but have gone astray. 446 more words