Tag Archives: Joy

Our will and God’s freedom

About 36 hours before, the title started out as “God’s will and our freedom”, but then something clicked it over, to invert the wording. And then, as if to ratify the new title, there was a post with some quotes … Continue reading

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Very much like an alcoholic…

In the same sense that an alcoholic is an alcoholic even when he is not actively drinking, I am always a sinner even when I am not actively sinning. I must accept that, while I may aspire to be a … Continue reading

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The cross in every minute — don’t miss a single minute, especially when something goes against your inclinations

Every cross is an opportunity to grow in disinterested love and thus enter more fully into the inner life of the Trinity. Those moments do not always last as long as they first appear they will. Sometimes they are over … Continue reading

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The limit and the cause of joy

Desiring freedom and, hence, joy, is not the cause of joy. Your joy is not possible without your desiring it, yet it is not the cause. The cause is God’s generous love. “Knock and it shall be opened to you.” … Continue reading

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Seven great Merton quotes

About being judged by Christ (in chapter 22 “Life in Christ): Souls are like wax waiting for a seal. By themselves they have no special identity. Their destiny is to be softened and prepared in this life, by God’s will, … Continue reading

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In this fallen world

Love is light for this world. This fallen world is in darkness and blindness and we do not see reality as it is. We also see things that are not truly there. In this fallen world, love is hard to … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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