Thursday, July 6, 2017

Let God See You

Fr. Jean-Nicholas Grou
“Whenever you come near God, speak to him if you can.
If you cannot, remain there, let him see you,
and do not trouble yourself about anything else.”
Manual for Interior Souls

[If you, as I have, experienced expending great effort in spiritual practice - perhaps concentrating with your whole being or attempting to repeat a mantra every waking hour, or sitting in meditation for hours, days at a time - you may appreciate the difference between that effort and Fr. Grou's beautiful suggestion, "let him see you, and do not trouble yourself about anything else", in which God's nearness is fully expressed.]

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