When human love has been betrayed, it is not enough just to feel contrite.
Faith does not just mean accepting a certain number of abstract tenets about the mysteries of God, of man, of life and death, of future realities.
The seventh petition follows: "But deliver us from evil".
When you die and come before God for your judgment, these are the words with which the devil will accuse you.
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert (1:12).
Not only sharing the resources that he has, whether material or spiritual, but giving the one thing that God has given him as his very own: his life.
Whenever I give a talk about loving our nothingness, someone always reacts adversely. They take it as an insult, as if nothingness implies they are bad or worthless.
Mortification is directed at the correction of two contrary faults which often coexist within us in varying degrees at different moments.
The true passivity of contemplative life is really not passive in the exact sense of the word, and it is not directed to the presence of thoughts in prayer.
"Call" is the keyword....