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Let us observe that when the soul begins to mortify itself, everything is painful to it. If it begins to give up comforts, it grieves; if it must give up honour, it feels torment; and if it must suffer an offensive word, the hurt becomes intolerable for it.
BEREAVEMENT, LOSS AND OTHER CROSSES
“When blood no longer flows from an open wound, it appears to be healed to the indifferent eye. Nothing could be more wrong; the wound that no longer bleeds is the one that may never heal. 230 more words
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I withdraw from their minds My consolation and allow them to fall into battles and perplexities. This I do so that, coming to perfect self-knowledge, they may know that of themselves they are nothing and have no grace, and accordingly, in time of battle, fly to Me… seeking Me alone, with true humility; for which purpose I treat them thus, withdrawing from them consolation indeed, but not grace… My creatures should see and know that I wish nothing but their good…