Believe it or not, the Contemplative path is no doubt the most difficult path one can ever walk. The contemplative life demands confidence. Since the intimate knowledge of God grows in peace, contemplatives are particularly vulnerable to disturbance. In the deepest realm of our heart our relationship with God cannot be touched. This is the realm where the Holy Spirit is master. The devil’s goal is to make us abandon this realm of love. The permanent union among contemplatives is the love of God and as soon as we step outside of that love there is the occasion for division. Our best defenses against division are faith, trust, love and the embrace of the Holy Spirit. In the domain of contemplative prayer with our Blessed Mother we are safe. Let us remember, the contemplative life is serious business for its goal is eternal life.
Pax et Bonum,
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