Good Words

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From Sacred Space this week:

Our faith is a mixture of light and darkness. We look to the holy people of history to give us some light on the quest for God. Saint John of the Cross, who reformed the Carmelites and was imprisoned for his pains, distrusted whatever removed the soul from the obscure faith where the understanding must be left behind in order to go to God by love. One of his greatest Carmelite followers, Thérèse of Lisieux, lived her religious life in darkness. Her biographer described her state in these words: The whole area of religion seemed remote and unreal to her, not arousing the least response, either friendly or antagonistic, in her mind and heart. It was as though religion had become simply something remembered, grey, cold and unimportant.

St Paul wrote about our inability to pray (Romans 8,26): The Spirit helps us in our weakness; when we do not know how to pray as we ought, that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. The dialogue with God continues even when our mind and heart are weary.

Words true and much appreciated today.

2 Responses to “Good Words”

  1. punch drunk Says:

    how come? sometime the “sidebar frame” is floating on top of your body part- it makes me to I can’t read it then time?

  2. Patrick Says:

    Really? I think this is a problem with my layout that happens sometimes in IE or on computers with lower resolution. When I put bigger pictures up it might expand, and I can’t get that dang sidebar to go underneath.

    I thought I fixed it, apparently I didn’t. Thanks for the note. I’d hate to be unreadable.