Friday, May 7, 2010

Withdrawal from God

May 7th Meditation

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God; and this why those who praise themselves cannot praise God. -St. Augustine Sermon 170,11.

Prayer: The human being is one of Your creatures, Lord, and its instinct is to praise You. -St. Augustine Confessions 1, 1

Lord Jesus....please send Your Spirit to prevent me from withdrawing from you! I want to be within the light and warmth of Your Presence. Amen.

5 comments:

Gardenia said...

I think we can especially appreciate these quotes when we know what it's like to have withdrawn from our Lord. haven't we all walked away from Him and his graces at one time or another. I loved these.

Tracy said...

These are so powerful and so true, they just hit the nail right on.. thank you Nancy!!

bryn said...

wow...that is so poignant.

Abbey said...

I absolutely loved this post! Thank you for bringing these wonderful quotes to us today!

Peace, Love & Joy,
Abbey

Colleen said...

Amen!