Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hold Nothing Back

Bernadette Roberts
"Like Christ, we are to love God with our whole heart, mind, soul and body, a path of love requiring a total giving of self, even unto death.  Anything held back is self, anything given is God's. 
"Thus as we decrease God increases – the more empty of self, the more room for God. Our journey, then, is one of ever changing proportions: less self, more God, until in the end there is no-self at all. It has been replaced by Christ and all He is."
Essays on the Christian Contemplative Journey
From the Essay: The Spiritual Journey Recapitulates the History of Religion

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  3. This says it all. I then feel guilty on not knowing how to empty myself ? No matter what I do it doesn't seem like enough

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