To possess God in all, you should possess nothing in all. For how can the heart that belongs to one belong completely to the other?
Saint John of the Cross
Letter 17 to Sr. Magdalena del Espíritu Santo
Written from Segovia, 28 July 1589
Letters: Letter 17, 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.