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Death of the Just

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DEATH OF THE JUST “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 Considered according to the senses, death excites fear and terror; but, viewed with the eyes of faith, it is consoling and desirable. To sinners it appears full of terror; but to the saints it is amiable and precious. “It is precious,” says St. Bernard, “as the end of labors,... Read More

Mysticism – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

December 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Mystical Experience, Spiritual Dictionary

MYSTICISM: The supernatural state of soul in which God is known in a way that no human effort or exertion could ever succeed in producing. There is an immediate, personal experience of God that is truly extraordinary, not only in intensity and degree, but in kind.  It is always the result of a special, totally unmerited grace of God.  Christian mysticism differs essentially from the non-Christian... Read More

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