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Sayings of Light and Love #43

April 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Challenges, Dan Burke, John of the Cross

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Bear in mind that your flesh is weak and that no worldly thing can comfort or strengthen your spirit, for what is born of the world is world and what is born of the flesh is flesh.  The good spirit is born only of the Spirit of God, who communicates himself neither through the world nor through the flesh. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #42

April 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Detachment, Spiritual Masters

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Reflect that the most delicate flower loses its fragrance and withers fastest; therefore guard yourself against seeking to walk in a spirit of delight, for you will not be constant.   Choose rather for yourself a robust spirit, detached from everything, and you will discover abundant peace and sweetness, for delicious and durable fruit is gathered in a cold and dry climate. Saint John of the Cross More... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #41

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Do not tire yourself, for you will not enter into the savor and sweetness of spirit if you do not apply yourself to the mortification of all this that you desire. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #40

April 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Humility, John of the Cross

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What you most seek and desire you will not find by this way of yours, nor through high contemplation, but in much humility and submission of heart. St. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #39

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My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on you. St. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious” love for Jesus and His Church,... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #38

April 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Appetites, Dan Burke, John of the Cross

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When fixed on something else, one’s appetite leaves no room for the angel to move it. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious”... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #37

April 3, 2014 by  
Filed under John of the Cross, Virtue

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Reflect that your guardian angel does not always move your desire for an action, but he does always enlighten your reason.  Hence, in order to practice virtue do not wait until you feel like it, for your reason and intellect are sufficient. St. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #36

March 29, 2014 by  
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For the insensible, what you do not feel; for the sensible, the senses; and for the spirit of God, thought. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God.... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #35

March 28, 2014 by  
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One human thought alone is worth more than the entire world, hence God alone is worthy of it. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #34

March 27, 2014 by  
Filed under John of the Cross, Meditations

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Well and good if all things change, Lord God, provided we are rooted in you. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious”... Read More

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