8: Drawing Near to God

SHOW NOTES:

James 4:4-8, Jeremiah 29:13-14, Psalm 42:2, Mark 2:1-12, CCC 1116, CCC 1210.

"The most important thing that can happen to a person, is to encounter Jesus, who loves us, who has saved us, who gave his life for us.” Pope Francis

"Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.” -- St. Ephraem

"Your life consists in drawing nearer to God. To do this you must endeavor to detach yourself from visible things and remember that in a short time they will be taken from you."-- Blessed John of Avila

SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS

“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”

“What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.”

“Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.”

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St. John of the Cross, pray for us!

St. Charles Borromeo, pray for us!

See you in the Eucharist!

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