The object of all virtues is to bring us into union with God, in which alone is laid up all the happiness that can be enjoyed in this world. Now, in what does this union properly consist?
In nothing save a perfect conformity and resemblance between our will and the will of God, so that these these two wills are absolutely alikethere is nothing in one repugnant to the other; all that one wishes and loves, the other wishes and loves; whatever pleases or displeases one, pleases or displeases the other.
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So much does it concern me not to wish to possess or make my own, what I have given to Him, and what I wish should be wholly His, that I may be able to say with perfect truth in everything, Fiat voluntas Tua. In another ecstasy, the Lord showed her her own soul in this condition, under the form of another soul, which she described in these terms: She thinks only of following the interior attraction of the Divine Word, that she may not offend Him.
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