Thursday, December 17, 2015

Never Spiritual Enough

Sister Ruth Burrows
"It is the nagging sense that we are never spiritual enough which reveals our lack of trust in God.  As we chase the spiritual life like a carrot at the end of a stick we never get to truly rest in God’s present love for us. We know we are loved by God and yet there was an indefinable anxiety which inhibits our total surrender to that love.  I have seen good people, self-giving, generous, full of love for God and yet still anxious, still hesitant before the last step which would release them from themselves and open them to God’s love.

"I long to convince them that, here and now, in their present ‘unsatisfactory’ state, in their so-called ‘failure’, God desires to give himself to them; that this state of poverty is precisely what he wants and that it represents his way into them. He has labored with love for a long time to open up this way for you.  Will you now block it?  If you do, you are turning from the straight path of poverty, and choosing instead the winding road of spiritual riches.

Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on their God.” (Isa. 50:10)
Before the Living God

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