Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009

the interior life

“He who has found his soul's life in God is happy
-- not, In truth, with perfect happiness:
that is not granted to men in this world,
but a foretaste thereof -- he has a secret joy
which is beyond the reach of
temptation, unrest, and sorrow;
a quiet confidence and steadfastness
which abide even while the waves
and storms of life sweep over him...
When the soul has sincerely given itself up to God,
He fills it with His own peace,
a peace which makes all earthly things indifferent
-- as before His Presence, absorbing the heart.
It is our strength, our comfort, our guide,
the deeper and more confirmed it becomes,
the greater our spiritual perfection;
so that in truth to obtain and preserve this peace
is the real secret of the interior life.”
- Jean N. Grou

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