I discover this quote from an old French Jesuit priest, Jean-Pierre de Caussade:
“Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from him exceptional and miraculous gifts. . .”
I love the idea of leading a mysterious life so full of the exceptional and miraculous. What would it require to fully abandon ourselves to God like this? I think about living a life of daily surrender and consecration, of telling God that we belong fully to Him to be used as He wishes, and of radical obedience. I think of abandoning myself to God almost like I’m throwing myself into the great ocean of His love and floating there. I think of abandoning myself as giving up my rights to myself and transferring all that I am to God.
May our lives be mysterious, exceptional, and miraculous.