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Friday, 1 November 2013

A Dark Night Post

This post will not be long. I am very tired fighting some type of flu. Please continue to pray for me.

In the Dark Night, one of the key points is darkness concerning God's Plans. This darkness involves, as I have mentioned, the stripping of self, imagination, will, memory. Those who have experienced this have a difficult time explaining this to those who have not.

It is as if one is a baby again, in some ways. The darkness creates the need to totally trust in God, no matter what.

Total trust in Divine Providence is a sign of the workings of the Holy Spirit in the Dark Night. This darkness causes both pain and joy, as the pain is the realization that one is helpless and must give up the will, relying totally on God's Plans and not on one's own. The joy is a quiet knowledge that God is in charge.

When one loves someone, one trusts that person. So, too, in the Dark Night, trust grows as one is purified.

Today's readings include...

1 JN 3:1-3

See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure,
as he is pure.

To be continued....