In my life

“John Tauler says in one of his sermons that when God is seeking our soul he acts like the woman in the gospel parable, who lost her groat and turned the whole house upside down until she had found it.

This ‘upsetting’ of our inner life is essential to spiritual growth, because with out it we remain comfortably at rest in more or less illusory ideas of what spiritual perfection really is.

In the doctrine of St. John of the Cross this is described as the ‘dark night’ of passive purification that empties us of our too human concepts of God and of divine things, and leads us into the desert where we are nourished not by bread alone but by the means which can come only directly from him.”

– Thomas Merton (Life and Holiness)

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One response to “In my life

  1. i like this.

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