Submission and Rectitude

Therefore, in our present situation the will must be corrected by a double effort.  First, our effort should go towards total submission of our will to God and to conformity to His divine will.  Secondly, a great effort is necessary to increase the power of the will with regard to the interior faculties until it can subject them completely to itself.  In other words, one must attempt to regain, at the cost of great effort and the help of grace, the initial rectitude that the will enjoyed when it came forth from the creative hands of God.  –Silence: A Series of Conferences Given by a Camaldolese Hermit


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