Abandonment is the Soul’s Passover

“To abandon oneself is to renounce, to quit, to alienate oneself, to disappear, it is to yield oneself altogether without measure, without reserve, and almost without noticing what we do, to Him who has the right over us. To abandon oneself is to pass away. . . . Abandonment is the soul’s Passover; on one side it is its immolation, on the other it is its divine consummation.” ~Charles Louis Gay, The Christian Life and Virtues Considered in the Religious State, Vol. 3