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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Simple adoration … immediate relationship to God. The disinterested character of simple adoration is man’s highest possibility; it alone forms his true and final liberation. The Christian sacrifice is nothing other than the exodus of the soul that abandons itself, a process perfected in the man who is all exodus, all self-surpassing love. The fundamental … Continue reading

In Practice

It should be known that if a person is seeking God, her beloved is seeking her much more. The soul, then, should advert that God is the principal agent in this matter, and that He acts as the blind man’s guide who must lead it by the hand to the place beyond the reach of … Continue reading In Practice

The vast emptiness

O lamps of fire bright-burningwith splendid brilliance, turningdeep caverns of my soul to pools of light!Once shadowed, dim, unknowing,now with their strange new-found glowinggives warmth and radiance for my Love’s delight. These caverns are the soul’s faculties: memory, intellect, and will. They are as deep as are the boundless goods of which they are capable, … Continue reading The vast emptiness

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