Although somewhat cryptic in its statements, this passage from Sr. Wendy’s letters is talking about life in the embrace of the Spirit. Insofar as it lacks tangible or sensible assurances, it has the appearance of “death”. 350 more words
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Being separated from our illusions is painful, especially our religious illusions. We cling to a notion of spiritual perfection shaped by human wisdom and driven by the ego. 879 more words
. . . let your sense of your poverty be a feast for Jesus. As you say, you can only see the ugliness because He is gleaming on you. 88 more words
You have been kept so close to my heart these past weeks – I longed to write knowing how ill and depressed and hopeless and abandoned you were feeling, but it was a 160 more words
“To belong totally to the Father”, “living in Jesus”, weak, “through the Spirit’s power”: ah, my dear, He will grant this prayer in full if you truly desire it – but then you enter into a state of “without beauty” . 26 more words
It is often ordinary life, rather than the exceptional sufferings that sound more romantic, which assimilate us to Christ crucified.
You have been much in my heart, as one suffering, but I could see, too that the pain “didn’t matter”. 112 more words