Love, humility, and reverence

“When together with the words and concepts the soul is loving God and simultaneously experiencing this love with humility and reverence, we have an indication that the Holy Spirit is at work within it.”

St John of the Cross

 

CHILDERS-Emily-Maria-Eardley_Girl praying in church
Girl Praying in Church
Milly Childers (British, 1866–1922)
Oil on canvas, 1904
Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds Museums and Galleries

 


The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Book Two, Chapter 29
The Collected Works of Saint John of the Cross, Revised Edition
Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.
With Revisions and Introductions by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.

ICS Publications
Copyright © 1976 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.

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