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Chapter 21/Week 21

This week Molinos gives some deep insight into the relationship between the burning love of God, in the heart, and the total surrender of self, in the heart. To be completely humble, and completely resigned, in the heart, requires an … Continue reading

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Chapter 20/Week 20

This week Molinos reminds us of the relationship between suffering and purification. Of course, even Protestants believe this; but usually only in relationship to external trials.  For example, when James says to “be patient in trials, and let patience have … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 18/WEEK 18

This week Molinos shows us the relationship between failure, humility and obedience. God allows us to fail in order to make us humble and dependent on Him. He also wants us to be obedient because that too keeps us humble. … Continue reading

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Week 17/Chapter 17

This is an excellent chapter. Molinos this week teaches us that if we add “all silence” to resignation, mortification and recollection we will be able to hear God internally. “All silence” comprises the 3 kinds of silence: a silence of words, … Continue reading

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Week 16/Chapter 16

Molinos tells us this week that spiritual directors who insist that in every prayer time we are required to think about Jesus and his sacrifice are wrong. Yes, he says, we must believe that Jesus died for  us, and realize … Continue reading

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Week 15/Chapter 15

This week Molinos gives us 2 keys to the Kingdom: resignation and recollection. He says that as we detach from our will, and trust God’s will in all of our circumstances, even in our trials, then we are resigned to accepting … Continue reading

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Week 14/ Chapter 14

It is more important to trust and love God than to sense Him. In fact, it will be difficult to trust and love God if such trust and love depend on sensing Him. Comfort from God that can be sensed … Continue reading

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Week 13/Chapter 13

How does a person get tranquility?  Molinos teaches this week that trusting and loving God brings tranquility. Trusting that He is aware of our seeking. Trusting He is pleased with our turning from self will to a stopping and looking for … Continue reading

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A Ray of Sunshine in Chapter 12/Week 12

Well, it seems like finally a crack in the armor. Again this week Molinos continues to pound us with the theme that perseverance in prayer, in the face of dryness and silence from God (which is a form of suffering),  is the … Continue reading

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A Second Opinion

Teresa of Avila, in her book “The Interior Castle” echos Molinos in saying that trials and temptations are a necessary part of purification. In fact, even as the person progresses inwardly, and begins to experience the beauty and comfort radiating … Continue reading

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