Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Conversations with God

"Tell God all that is in your heart as you would a dear friend. Tell him your troubles that he may comfort you; tell him your joys, that he may sober them; tell him your longings, that he may purify them. Tell him your dislikes, that he may help you conquer them. Talk to him of your temptations, that he may shield you from them; show him the wounds of your heart, that he may heal them; lay bare your indifference to good, your depraved tastes for evil, your instability. Tell him how self-love makes you unjust to others, how vanity tempts you to be insincere, how pride disguises you to yourself and others. If you pour out your weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of what to say. You will never exhaust the subject. It is continually being renewed. People who have no secrets from each other never want for subject of conversation. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God."

Quote from Fancois Fenelon, 1651-1715 taken from Your Whole Life

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