just how is one to be

just how is one to be

   on guarding the heart + “Just how is one to be?…to shun everyone is, of course impossible, but refuse whenever possible to enter into this circle of worldly life.   When it does pull you against your will, act as if you were not there. + look but do not see, listen but do not hear + Let what you see pass by your eyes and what you hear pass by your ears.  Outwardly behave like everyone else, be straightforward and sincere,...

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the force of love

the force of love

  “the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12) “No one on this earth can avoid affliction and although the afflictions that the Lord sends are not great – men imagine them beyond their strength and are crushed by them.  This is because they will not humble their souls and commit themselves to the Will of God. But the Lord Himself guides with Grace those who are given over...

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