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When the Spirit can Soar: Assisted Suicide and the Cross

June 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Life of Christ (Week 10 of 27) If the physical, natural, and biological life was saved for pleasure, then the higher life of the spirit would be lost, but if the higher life of the spirit was chosen for salvation, then the lower or physical life of the spirit was chosen for salvation, then the lower or physical life had to be submitted to the Cross and self-discipline. – Life of Christ, Chapter... Read More

The Value of Obedience

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The Value of Obedience   Presence of God – O Jesus most obedient, make me understand the value of obedience. MEDITATION St. John of the Cross has said, “God wants from us the least degree of obedience and submission, rather than all the works we desire to offer Him” (Spiritual Maxims:Words of Light, 13). Why? Because obedience makes us surrender our own will to adhere to God’s will... Read More

How can I know the will of God in my life? – Part I of II

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

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Dear Father John, How can I know what the will of God is in my life? I have been suffering physically for almost a year. I have been praying for healing and others have been praying for me. How do I know if it is God’s will that I continue suffering? I don’t know whether to keep on praying for healing or to just accept this suffering as God’s will. I pray that I may know His will... Read More

Abandonment XX – God’s Will Effects Sanctification

September 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment

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It is only because they do not know how to make use of God’s action that so many Christians spend their lives anxiously pursuing a multitude of methods of perfection. These might prove useful if ordained by God’s will, but they actually become injurious the moment they keep us from simply surrendering ourselves to God’s will. These multiplied means cannot give what we find only in... Read More

Abandonment XII – Finding the Will of God

June 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment

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If we are able to greet each passing moment as the manifestation of the will of God, we will find in it all our heart can desire. What could there be more reasonable, more perfect, more divine than the will of God? Could any change of time or place or circumstance alter or increase its infinite value? If you possess the secret of discovering it at every moment and in everything, then you possess all... Read More

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