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The spirit finds quiet and repose

August 27
"In detachment, the spirit finds quiet and repose for coveting nothing. Nothing wearies it by elation, and nothing oppresses it by dejection, because it stands in the center of its own humility."
-St. John of the Cross
Today's Reflection:
Is my spirit "quiet" and "reposed?" To what extent, then, am I truly detached from the influences of the world and the flesh?
  

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The evening of life

July 23
"At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love."
- St. John of the Cross
Today's Reflection:
How much do I love God? What about my life reflects the reality of my love? Where does selfishness, lack of forgiveness & personal sin hold me bound?
  

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The soul truly in love

April 19
"The soul truly in love with God never fails through laziness to do all in its power to seek God's Son, the Beloved."
-St. John of the Cross, The Spiritual Canticle
Today's Reflection
What is within my power to do today "to seek God's Son, the Beloved"?
  

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Our Daily "Yes"

“Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved. The soul that is attached to anything however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for, until the cord be broken the bird cannot fly.” St. John of the Cross.

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The Value of Good Works

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April 22, 2004
"A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things."
                                                                        ~St. John of the Cross

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Attachments to supplements and other products

JH asks: "A friend of mine has about 30-50 supplements she got at a health store that she is taking along with teas that are from India and I suspect are new age because of the description about “spiritual powers” on the label. I have suggested that she throw them out. Not all of the supplements may be new age, but her dependence on them is not showing trust in God. She has money and can afford to toss them. Do you think she should throw them away or is it permissible to use them up and not repurchase them? My thinking is that if you have holistic products in your home, you also have demons connected to them. Should we renounce our attachments to holistic products by getting rid of them and offering up any monetary loss as reparation? My own motto, is “When in doubt, throw it out!” What’s more important…trusting in supplements or trusting in God? Should anything stand in the way of our relationship with God, particularly supplements?"

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