What Matters

“It cannot be assumed that a man will constantly see or feel the light or warmth of God. Yet both are constant and active, both in the light of this life as well as in its darkness, its coldness as well as its warmth, its happiness as well as its grief. The way of the spirit is not to be measured exclusively by periods of light, warmth, joy, or fruitful activity. Periods of impasse, of darkness engulfing the soul, of grief which oppresses the heart, periods of coldness paralyzing all spiritual emotion are inseparable parts of the narrow spiritual way. Such conditions seem adverse, painful, and deadly. What matters is how we face them. This is what determines our worthiness to proceed further, completing the blessed struggle until we receive our crowns.” -Matthew the Poor

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2 responses to “What Matters

  1. Amen. This should be a warning label put on every catechism.

  2. How timely this quote is for my husband and I. He has been under-employed for 2 years, and this morning just found out that he didn’t get a teaching position he interviewed for a week ago. There have been so many disappointments these past months and God seems so silent. It is good to be reminded that God’s light and warmth continue to be active and constant regardless!

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