Sanctity… the treasure that none discover because they suppose it to be too far away to be sought. – Jean Pierre de Caussade
What does that mean?
This quote is from a French Priest in the period known as the Age of Reason or Age of Enlightenment (from mid 1600s until the late 1700s). The quote comes from a much longer passage, which discusses the search for spiritual grace.
While the quote is very specifically Christian in the original context, I believe it applies to all of us, no matter what our religion is (or even is not). It is my belief that we all want to feel connected with the greater good, and feel at peace.
His use of the term ‘sanctity’ here is describing the state of grace which can be found in giving up our willfulness, especially when things cannot be changed. He also believes it can…
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