More from Less; Everything from Nothing

It is a paradox.

You cannot gain communion with God until you have stripped away everything and left yourself in complete darkness. Only then can the light of God shine within you.

Strip away pride; acknowledge yourself as humble before God.

Strip away ego; it’s not all about you.

Strip away greed; it’s not about comparing yourself to another who may have more.

Strip away sloth; be diligent pursuing God.

Strip away anger; for it comes from pride and subjugates peace.

Then it is just you and God. And there is room now for God to shine.

(Thanks to the first contemplative I read at about 16–John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul.)

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