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    , God's will, , , Maturity, Mourning, , Termination   

    “It was too perfect to last,’ so I am tempted to say of our marriage.

    But it can be meant in two ways. It may be grimly pessimistic – as if God no sooner saw two of His creatures happy than He stopped it (‘None of that here!’). As if He were like the Hostess at the sherry-party who separates two guests the moment they show signs of having got into a real conversation.

    But it could also mean ‘This had reached its proper perfection. This had become what it had in it to be. Therefore, of course, it would not be prolonged.’ As if God said, ‘Good; you have mastered that exercise. I am very pleased with it. And now you are ready to go on to the next.”

    -C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

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    God's will, , , Thomas Merton   

    “For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God’s will, to be what God wants us to be.”

    ―Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

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    George MacDonald, God's will,   

    “Doing the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.”

    -George MacDonald

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    Christianity, Elisabeth Elliot, God's will, , , Priorities,   

    “The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.”

    -Elisabeth Elliot

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