"We have the very wisdom and the very beauty and the very fortitude of God in shadow, because the soul here cannot comprehend God perfectly," writes St. John of the Cross. In this excerpt from the Living Flame of Love, he describes how we enjoy God's glory in the shadow of his glory.
In a passage of sublime theology, St. John of the Cross explains a portion of the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: that we may perform the "same work that [Christ does] by nature; that is, breathe the Holy Spirit."
Bishop Silvio José Báez says that in our lives, "everything can begin anew with renewed strength and new dreams" when "love is what drives us from within." Even St. Teresa of Avila agrees: "love alone is what gives value to all things."
God seemed so present to me that I thought of St. Peter's words: You are Christ, Son of the living God
The state has the potential possessed by no other social structure
God is there wherever people are in danger, wherever they are forced to flee
The soul here cannot comprehend God perfectly
The kingdom of light from the kingdom of night
The power of a soul surrendered to love is so great
"When I am up above, will you let me help you, scold you even, if I see you are not giving everything to the Master? because I love you!"
“I do not fear my weakness; that’s what gives me confidence. For the Strong One is within me and His power is almighty.”
Ah, who has the power to heal me? now wholly surrender yourself! Do not send me any more messengers, they cannot tell me what I must hear.
"I never sought anything but the truth," gasped St Thérèse on her deathbed. When crisis deepens, Carmelites search for prayer, silence, perfection, and truth
Herod can't confine Jesus; can we confine Christ or put God in a box?