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Should I Worry About Sin?

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Background Discussions about sin can cause various reactions. Some intuitively recognize there should be appropriate guilt for doing something wrong (e.g. immoral, unjust, unfair). But, for others, the word “sin” surfaces a

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 4

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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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 2

When People Still Believed in the Vikings

Rule-bound Part II: For Part I – click here. A long, long time ago when people still believed in The Vikings, Ed was a passionate football fan. He locked-in Sunday afternoons for the game and reserved Monday nights for Cosell, Gifford, and

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Posted in 3rd Mansions - Chapter 1, Stories and Parables

Rule-Bound: Part I

[C]oncerning souls that have entered the third Mansions . . . they are most desirous not to offend His Majesty; they avoid committing even venial sins; they love doing penance, they spend hours in recollection; they use their time well;

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Posted in 3rd Mansions - Chapter 1

Can Rachel Wear White?

Tree of Life: Part Two I want you to consider what will be the state of this castle, so beautiful and resplendent this Orient pearl, this tree of life, planted in the living waters of life–namely, in God–when the soul falls

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Posted in 1st Mansions - Chapter 2, Stories and Parables