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Francis Lieven

The five letters given here offer the consolation of faith in a God of love who "looks upon you unceasingly with delighted and loving eyes." Rather than worrying about pleasing this loving God, François is to "let Him who is the source of all light lead you. ... The more you doubt yourself, the more you will be convinced of your entire dependence upon God."

He is simply to keep himself at peace before God. "He sees your trials, your sufferings, and your labors. He knows all the depths of your misery and weakness and He is always with you to sustain and strengthen you in your combat. ... You may rest assured that he will not abandon you in the present crisis."