To come to be what you are not
you must go by a way in which you are not.

– St John of the Cross.

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I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 18:3) Return… to the uncontrived simplicity… Whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. ( Mt.18:4) Humble… empty of self… nobody I praise you, Father, Lord … Continue reading

Ascesis.  Unless you take up your cross you cannot be a follower of mine….He who will lose himself will save himself.Abandon self daily. Self-actualization occurs through self-abandonment Ascesis: practice… …. reflect on ourselves… the experience of a self… recognizing that we are our habits, and that it is with steady, daily practice we replace our … Continue reading

Passing beyond all that is naturally and spiritually intelligible, or comprehensible, a person ought to desire with all their might to attain what in this life is unknowable and unimaginable. And parting company with all a person can taste and feel, temporally and spiritually, a person must ardently long for what surpasses all taste and … Continue reading

To explain things better I want to use a helpful comparison. The silkworm… Well once this silkworm is grown it begins to spin silk and build the house wherein it will die. His Majesty Himself, as He does in this prayer of union, becomes the dwelling place we build for ourselves. Therefore, courage my daughters! … Continue reading

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