Brother Lawrence Quotes

Brother Lawrence Quotes: Love sweetens pain; and when one loves God, one suffers for His sake with joy and courage.
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Brother Lawrence Quote: Let all our employment be to know GOD: the more one knows Him, the more one desires to know Him. And as knowledge is commonly the measure of love, the deeper and more extensive our knowledge shall be, the greater will be our love: and if our love of GOD were great, we should love Him equally in pains and pleasures.
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Quotes about Brother Lawrence: Good when He gives, supremely good; Nor less when He denies: Afflictions, from His sovereign hand, Are blessings in disguise.
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Quote about Brother Lawrence: Men invent means and methods of coming at God''s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God''s presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him?
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Brother Lawrence Sayings: Were I a preacher, I should preach above all other things, the practice of the Presence of God.... Those who have the gale of the Holy Spirit go forward, even in sleep.
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Brother Lawrence Saying: O my God, since thou art with me, and i must now, in obedience to thy commands, apply my mind to these outward things, i beseech thee to grant me the grace to continue in thy presence; and to this end do thou prosper me with thy assistance, receive all my works, and possess all my affections.
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Sayings about Brother Lawrence: We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.
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Saying about Brother Lawrence: We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.
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Brother Lawrence Quotes: That we ought to give ourselves up to GOD, with regard both to things temporal and spiritual, and seek our satisfaction only in the fulfilling of His will, whether He lead us by suffering or by consolation, for all would be equal to a soul truly resigned
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Brother Lawrence Quote: The most holy and important practice in the spiritual life is the presence of God - that is, every moment to take great pleasure that God is with you
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Quotes about Brother Lawrence: Many do not advance in Christian progress because they stick in penances and particular exercises, while they neglect the love of God, which is the end.
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Quote about Brother Lawrence: He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time to time, a little act of adoration, sometimes to ask for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, at other times to thank Him for the graces, past and present, He has bestowed on you, in the midst of your troubles to take solace in Him as often as you can. Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.
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Brother Lawrence Sayings: It is enough for me to pick up but a straw from the ground for the love of God.
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Brother Lawrence Saying: It is not necessary to have great things to do. I turn my little omelet in the pan for the love of God.
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Sayings about Brother Lawrence: That we need only to recognize GOD intimately present with us, to address ourselves to Him every moment, that we may beg His assistance for knowing His will in things doubtful, and for rightly performing those which we plainly see He requires of us, offering them to Him before we do them, and giving Him thanks when we have done.
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Saying about Brother Lawrence: In the way of God, thoughts count very little. Love does it all.
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Brother Lawrence Quotes: That in the winter, seeing a tree stripped of its leaves, and considering that within a little time, the leaves would be renewed, and after that the flowers and fruit appear, he received a high view of the Providence and Power of GOD, which has never since been effaced from his soul. That this view had perfectly set him loose from the world, and kindled in him such a love for GOD, that he could not tell whether it had increased in above forty years that he had lived since.
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