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“… IT WILL NEVER DIE, NOT EVEN WHEN THE PROPHECIES DISAPPEAR AND HUMAN SCIENCE IS ABOLISHED”

06 Oct

“Mary has chosen the better part, which shall not be taken from her” (Reflection on today’s Gospel reading, Luke 10:38-42)

Fruits of abandonment to God

“The act of abandonment is that which places us at the feet of our Saviour, to listen to His commands, and allow ourselves to be governed by what we hear as His law. That is the ONE THING NECESSARY, which Mary chose, and we must not be astonished if Jesus adds: ‘Mary has chosen the better part, which shall not be taken from her.’

UNITED TO OUR SAVIOUR’S TRUTH, ABANDONED TO HIS WILL

She has chosen to sit at the Saviour’s feet, to be tranquil, attentive, obedient to His word, whether interior or exterior, to be united to His truth, and abandoned to His will. ‘She has chosen the better part, which shall not be taken from her.’

Death will come, and ON THAT DAY, ALL THE THOUGHTS OF MEN WILL PERISH; but that thought by which the soul has abandoned itself to God, will not perish; on the contrary it will reach its perfection, for the charity which inspired it WILL NEVER DIE, not even when the prophecies disappear and human science is abolished.”
– Fr Bossuet

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