…our own feelings and preferences are very poor guides when it comes to the robust realities and stern demands of the Spirit.So much for "if it feels good and I like it, then God must like it, too."
…the spiritual life does not consist in mere individual betterment, or assiduous attention to one's own soul, but in a free and unconditional response to that Spirit's pressure and call, whatever the cost may be.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Underhill on What to Trust When Responding to the Holy Spirit's Call
From Evelyn Underhill, The Spiritual Life, via Readings for Reflection in A Guide to Prayer:
Jesus gives us words of comfort: don’t be troubled, trust God, trust in me, I am going to prepare a place for you, when everything is ready ...
There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. (Ecc 3) We’re here because ...
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