Has God Deserted Me?

"Educative desolation does not in any way deprive the spirit of the Divine light. Only, grace hides its presence from the spirit in order to make it go forward... to have recourse in great fear and in great humility to God's help... It is like a mother who sees her child rebel against the regular... Continue Reading →

Let us Seek Quietness and Love

Always to want your own way, becoming accustomed to having it, always to seek the easy path— all this leads straight to depression. But love, quietness, and contemplation of the inner life cleanse our hearts. —Sayings of the Egyptian Fathers

Inward Solitude

"Many live on the mountains and behave as if they were living amidst the uproar of a city, and they are lost. It is possible while living amongst a crowd to be inwardly solitary, and while living alone to be inwardly beset by the crowd." Amma Syncletica from Saying of The Desert Fathers. Amma Syncletica,... Continue Reading →

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