Quote of the day, 9 December: Brother Lawrence

There is no way of life in the world more agreeable or delightful than continual conversation with God; only those who practice and experience it can understand this. I do not suggest, however, that you do it for this reason. We must not seek consolations from this exercise, but must do it from a motive of love, and because God wants it.

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection
Letter 3, to a nun (1685)

Lawrence of the Resurrection, B; De Meester, C 1994, Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God,  translated from the French by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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  1. That makes one think! I’m still at the spiritual milk, consolations stage. But one can but hope, as they say, to progress.

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