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Suffering

Teresa of Avila Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Eleven We can be afflicted with suffering from a number of sources. Suffering can come through ordinary life. Being alive involves risk. Being fully alive requires even more risk. The outcome of calculated

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“Just As I AM” Just Wasn’t Good Enough

Just as I am, though tossed about  with many a conflict, many a doubt,  fightings and fears within, without,  O Lamb of God, I come, I come.  Bruce attended a fundamentalist Christian college. He was dedicated to God, but endured

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Joy and Suffering

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansion: Chapter Eleven Teresa embraces future death. She sees death as welcome and a delay in death as painful. (Of course, she also sees death and the delay in death as something belonging to God’s timing.) Teresa’s perspective

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Spiritual Ecstasy and Suffering

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Eleven Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? (Jesus) The last chapter of the Sixth Mansions is about suffering in preparation for entering the Seventh and final Mansions of

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Truth

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John) Immersed in Truth An Intellectual Vision immerses us in truth. It reveals previously hidden insights about God, the world, and self. This

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