Part of the spiritual works, and some of the letters, of ... Francis Fenelon, tr. [and ed. by M. Bradburn].

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Pagina 142 - Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works ; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Pagina 82 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Pagina 117 - And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things ; but one thing is needful. And Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Pagina 121 - Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth Thee, for Thou art my God : let Thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness. 11. Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy Name's sake : and for Thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Pagina 72 - Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do; " 4 for it seems they can do great injury to the dead body.
Pagina 75 - What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
Pagina 71 - Man has no power against us but what is given him by God, and that power being the will of God, is ours also. In this state we place our treasure so high, that no hand can reach to deprive us of it. They mangle our reputation, but we submit to it ; for we know how good it is to be humbled when God humbles us. We are disappointed in friendship ; so much the better ; he is the only true friend who is jealous of all others, and who detaches us from them, to render our attachments more pure. We are harassed,...
Pagina 53 - ... removed from the inward life cannot avoid acknowledging. Yet notwithstanding these principles, in their practice they aim at supposing that the outward written law, or at most a certain light, derived from Scripture and reasoning, is what inwardly enlightens us, and that afterwards our reason acts of itself from that instruction. They esteem not enough that inward teacher which is the Holy Spirit, and which effects all in us. He is the soul of our soul ; we could not form a thought or desire...
Pagina 26 - ... it is a secret voice which perpetually draws down his mercies; it is this spirit, which, as St. Paul says, " Helpeth "• our infirmities, and maketh intercession for us, " with groanings which cannot be uttered." * This love solicits God to give us what we want,. to overlook our defects, and regard the sincerity of our intentions; it blots out our smaller offences, and purifies us as a consuming fire : it prays for us according to the will of God ; for we know not what to pray for as we ought,...
Pagina 123 - ... with God, Prayer is so necessary, and the source of so many blessings, that the soul who has found this treasure, cannot avoid having recourse to it whenever it is left to itself.

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