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Goes out to
John Michael Talbot
for giving us permission
to use his song on our
"Come to the Quiet"
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spiritual Gluttony Suffered By Beginners

Some beginners, intoxicated by the sweet tidbits they cling to, forget about their own wretchedness and insignificance. They lose touch with their loving dread and awe in the face of God's greatness. They demand that their teachers meet with them all the time. Worse than that, they sometimes dare to engage in sacred rituals without the permission and guidance of those who have earned the privilege to steward souls. They follow their own opinions and conceal the truth. Addicted to self-expression, they express themselves carelessly. So eager to partake of holy rites, they fail to partake with purity and perfecftion. Between these two extremes, humble resignation is the best.

Saint John of the Cross
Dark Night of the Soul
Chapter 6


1 comment:

  1. You know the saying, "Thanks, I needed that?" It very much applies for me regarding this post, so...thanks, I needed that!