True peace is born of the tranquility of order, wherein the senses are subject to the reason, the reason to faith, and the whole personality to the Will of God. The true peace that follows conversion is deepened, not disturbed, by the crosses, checks, and disquietudes of the world, for they are welcomed as coming from the hands of the Loving Father. This true peace can never come from adjustment to the world, for if the world is wicked, adjustments to wickedness make us worse. IT comes only from identification of one’s own will with the Will of God.
To surrender oneself is more than to devote oneself, more
than to give oneself, it is even something more than to abandon oneself to God.
In a word, to surrender oneself is to die to everything and to self, to be no
longer concerned with self except to keep it continually turned toward God.