Monthly Archives: July 2014

Seeing as Jesus Sees

I have often thought about this: I know that the torment that a certain person of my acquaintance has suffered, and suffers still, at seeing the Lord offended, is so intolerable that she would far sooner die than to suffer

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Surrender

That soul has now delivered itself into His hands and His great love has so completely subdued it that it neither knows nor desires anything save that God shall do with it what He wills. Never, I think, will God

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Trials and Suffering

Ah, Lord! What trials begin afresh for this soul! Who would think such a thing possible after it had received so signal a favor? But, after all, we must bear crosses in one way or another for as long as

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Spiritual Boredom

Silkworms and Butterflies: Part Three Everything it sees on earth leaves it dissatisfied. (Interior Castle: Fifth Mansions: Chapter 2) Prior to the transformation of the soul, the silkworm focused on ordinary life. Now, as a butterfly, it is bored with the

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Silkworms and Butterflies: Part Two

And now let us see what becomes of this silkworm, for all that I have been saying about it is leading up to this. When it is in this state of prayer, and quite dead to the world, it comes

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