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Perfectly Broken

How can you possibly expect to remain always in the same state of virtue when the angels in heaven and the first man in paradise failed to do so? (The Imitation of Christ) Speaking as a recovering perfectionist (if there

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Big Circumstance(s)

I like this snip from St. Francis de Sales: But would you know, Philothea, which are the best abjections, I tell you plainly, that those are the most profitable to our souls, and most acceptable to God, which befall us

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Good may not be so good, sometimes

It has been a few years since I have read Perelandra. I came across a passage tonight that made it clear it has been a few years too long since I read it, and it was just the sort of

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My prayer for today

I didn’t write it, but it pretty well sums things up. O Lord, I shall suffer willingly for Your sake whatever You wish to send me. I am ready to accept from Your hand both good and evil alike, the

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Just What I Needed

I know I am not the only one to experience this, but it is a strange and wonderful gift that ofttimes when reading devotional literature on a daily basis we find that a certain day’s reading is exactly what we

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Imitation – Post 1

Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars. [The Imitation of Christ, I.2] Great knowledge and education are fine things, but cannot be compared

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