Quote of the day, 3 May: Brother Lawrence

I will send you one of these books that treat of the practice of the presence of God. This is, in my opinion, the essence of the spiritual life, and it seems to me that by practicing it properly you become spiritual in no time.

I know that to do this your heart must be empty of all other things because God desires to possess it exclusively, and he cannot possess it exclusively without first emptying it of everything other than himself; neither can he act within it nor do there what he pleases.

Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, O.C.D.

Letter 3 (excerpt)
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. One of your recent posts had St John of the Cross saying not to waste time with the crumbs that fall from His table, too…

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