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Surrender is the Answer for Our Time

There is a simple remedy for the crisis in the Church today. It can be applied by Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious brothers and sisters, and the simple laity like you and me. This remedy is Surrender. Surrender to God. This is not a pat answer. But it is a powerful one. 
One of the loveliest treatises I have read on surrender to God was written by the Rev. Mother St. Thérèse Couderc, of France. Not to be confused with our beloved Thérèse of Lisieux, Mother Couderc lived in France for eighty years before her death in 1885. She lived a simple and hidden life, often accused of indiscretions she did not commit, and suffered it all for Jesus, a familiar story for many of God’s dear saints. 
The Rev. Mother Thérèse Couderc had an understanding about life with God, which she sums up in a phrase: “the surrendered soul has found paradise on earth, since she enjoys that sweet peace which is part of the happiness of the elect.” I propose to you that this is the way forward from t…