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Divine Destiny


Written by Jonathan R. Bailey, a contemporary writer and technology entrepreneur serving in the area of Christian Spiritual Formation. This is an excerpt from his devotional “The Eternal Journey.”

C.S. Lewis told us that God wants “creatures whose life, on its miniature scale, will be qualitatively like His own, not because He has absorbed them but because their wills freely conform to His.” But to do that, to reach that degree of conformity with the will of God, we must exercise our freedom well. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it, “The only thing that concerns God, the only thing he desires intensely, is your faithful use of your freedom.” Why? Because it’s the faithful use of our first freedom – our ability to choose – that enables the second freedom: union, or likeness with God. Every human being lives with this immense possibility, this staggering potentiality – this divine destiny. Every one of us is created not only to partake in the divine life, but to replicate it.


Written by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), a Spanish priest and theologian who founded the Jesuits. Jesuits served the Pope as missionaries. 

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will.

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will. 

Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me. Amen.

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