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Frontier of the Soul

Drawing of the Crucifixion by St. John of the ...

Seeking my Love

I will head for the mountains and for watersides,

I will not gather flowers, nor fear wild beasts;

I will go beyond strong men and frontiers.

——Canticle of John of the Cross Stanza 3

 

At this point John determines that in spite of the darkness he feels, he will continue his search. Not a person among us has not felt a sense of spiritual abandonment from time to time. We all have those times when we lose our way and feel all alone – cut off from God. Quickly we discover that others – intercessors – are not enough to find Him. We must seek, seek restlessly and fervently, for that precious relationship that we have lost. We climb the mountain of virtue to get a closer look at His nature.  Like John, we have no time to waste gathering the gratifications of life, and no fear of the evil one that can deter us from our task. In our quest for God we must go beyond our strength and vision and seek to see life though His eyes. Then, and only then, will we find that which we seek.

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