…it is God who has chosen you, the Divine who has chosen you. And that is why you run after Him!
And this is what gives – that’s what he says, doesn’t he? – this is what gives that kind of confidence, of certitude, precisely, that one is predestined; and if one is predestined, even if there are mountains of difficulties, what can that matter since one is sure to succeed! This gives you an indomitable courage to face all difficulties and a patience that stands all trials: you are sure to succeed.
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