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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 3

[Some imperfections of spiritual avarice commonly found in beginners.] 1. Many beginners also at times possess great spiritual avarice. They hardly ever seem content with the spirit God gives them. They become unhappy and peevish because they don’t find the … Continue reading Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 1

[Quotes the first verse and begins to discuss the imperfections of beginners.] 1. Souls begin to enter this dark night when God, gradually drawing them out of the state of beginners (those who practice meditation on the spiritual road), begins … Continue reading Continue reading

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