2. To whatever extent a person draws close to God
with his intentions, is to what extent God draws close to him with His gifts.
2. A handful of sand, thrown into the sea, is what
sinning is, when compared to Godís Providence and mercy. Just like an abundant source of water is not
impeded by a handful of dust, so does the Creatorís mercy not defeated by the
sins of His creations.
2. The natural that precedes faith is the path
toward faith and toward God. Being implanted by God into our nature, it alone
convinces us for the need to believe in God, Who had brought everything into
6. Those, in whom the light of faith truly shines,
never reach such unashamedness as to ask God: "Give us this," or ó
"Remove from us this." Because their spiritual eyes ó with which they
were blessed by that genuine Father, Who with His great love, countlessly
transcends any fatherly love ó continually view the Fatherís Providence, they
are not concerned in the slightest about themselves. God can do more than
anyone else, and can assist us by a far greater measure than we could ever ask
for, or even imagine.
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