Tag Archives: spiritual maturity

The Presence of God

February 19, 2020

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The chief resource of our perfection is the personal presence of God, of which God said long ago to Abraham, “Walk in my presence, and you will be perfect.” The presence of God calms the mind and gives peaceful sleep and rest, even during the day amid all our work, but we must be God’s […]

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Faults and Temptations

February 12, 2020

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You understand that many faults are voluntary in different degrees, even though they are not committed with a deliberate intention of failing God. For example, one might reproach their friend for a fault which this friend has demonstrated expressly to shock him, but into which he let himself be drawn, even though he knew it […]

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Mortification and Recollection

February 5, 2020

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We do not always need to follow the spirit of mortification and recollection, which tends to withdraw us from social relationships, and we do not always need to pursue our zeal to lead others to God. Then what do we need? We need to divide ourselves between these two duties, so as not to neglect […]

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Resignation

January 24, 2020

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Golden chains are no less chains, than are chains of iron. A person may be exposed to envy and deserves to be pitied for it. Your captivity is in no way preferable to that of a person held unjustly in prison. The one thing, which should give you real consolation, is that it is God […]

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