Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ten of fourteen

 I almost wish I had started this sooner...as we begin advent today I am still reviewing the rules of the spiritual exercises...but so it is...we prepare...sometimes too soon and sometimes too late.



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Tenth Rule. The tenth: Let him who is in consolation think how he will be in the desolation which will come after, taking new strength for then.


It goes both ways.  When we're down we can be uplifted by the hope that desolation is temporary and when we are up we can be tempered by the knowledge that desolation will come again.  This shouldn't detract from the joy and love that is pulling us toward Christ...rather we should commit to memory that in this very moment we are loved and carry that forward when the feelings fade.

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