Trusting in God’s Mercy through Our Relationship Rather Than Fearing His Punishment — A Quote from François Fénelon in “Talking with God”

“The judgments of God do not frighten us, for we have abandoned ourselves to them, imploring his mercy according to our attainments in confidence, sacrifice, and surrender. The greater the abandonment, the more flowing the peace…”

“Our illumination from God uncovers the lightest transgressions, but never discourages us. We walk before him, but if we stumble, we hasten to resume our way, and have no watchword but Onward!”

— François Fénelon, “Talking with God” (Translated by Hal M. Helms), p 136

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