(6) Praise God in ALL THINGS and for ALL THINGS
What is it that attracts God to our souls? Is it our virtue? Our strength? Our talents?
St. Augustine says that we cannot give what we don’t have. Well, okay – what do we have? “I am good at maths,” one will say; “I am a professional athlete,” another will say; “Yeah, well, I can bench 120!”
Yes, okay – but what do you have of yourself? What do you have that you have not received? (Bear in mind that we do not have existence of or from ourselves; our essence is distinct from our existence).
The answer? Nothing. Nada.
[Actually, there is an exception. Although we have neither existence from ourselves, nor talents, nor grace, we do have a unique claim to our sufferings and our sins].
This might seem all a bit depressing, a bit of…
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