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Distractions, Prayer Postures, Spiritual Perfection

November 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Perfection, Prayer, Show Notes

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about distractions in prayer, seeking perfection in the spiritual life and prayer postures. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can we keep our minds from wandering during prayer? Can we attribute any of these distractions to God? Should we separate mental prayer from our petitions? Are distractions sinful? What should... Read More

You are Perfect, Really

You Are Perfect, Really Though Christ tells us to “be perfect” (Matthew 5:48), we tend to think of perfection as an impossible, unrealistic standard. “Nobody’s perfect.” “She thinks she’s so perfect.” Perfect is ‘done’, ‘finished’, ‘no more work needed’, ‘as good as can be’. This causes confusion in our souls. Satan twists Christ’s own words within us until we aren’t... Read More

Do we Really Need to Worry that Much about Spiritual Progress?

September 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Teresa of Avila

Why Worry About Spiritual Progress? St Teresa of Avila on Spiritual Progress Dear St. Teresa, is it not better to somewhat ‘go with the flow' of God's leading in our life, doing our best, and not worry too much of where we are in the spiritual perfection? Dear friend, we must beg the Lord for guidance. We must frequently consider that without him we are lost. We must never trust ourselves. We... Read More