By Gene Edwards
Uninterested in the routines of spiritual ritualism and parched by way of the educating of dry dogma, guy searches for how again domestic to where of His presence. regrettably, this trip inward is a "road much less traveled" and too few have came across the best way. Gene Edwards, the grasp storyteller, has amassed jointly the writing of 3 Christian mystics from the 17th century: Michael Molinos, Madam Guyon, and Francois Fenelon, The writings of those "masters of the non secular approach" could be as lampposts major the weary tourist in the direction of that mystery position lovingly created by means of the daddy. The writings of Molinos, Fuyon, and Fenelon will convey you to the edge of your individual humanity as they entice you to step over the edge into the area the place God has ready a unique position only for you. Are you residing in a drought of religious dryness? Are you misplaced within the depths of non secular loneliness? Are you eager for a second of non secular truth? Then a hundred Days in a mystery position is your manner out!
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How good will be the results, dear friend, if you will but simply 32 WAY OF THE CROSS embrace these times with peace and with resignation! Such times are for your spiritual good. These times of darkness do not slow you down in your journey toward Him! They may seem to, but in fact they hasten you toward the final point of your journey. — M OLINOS LO S S OF SP I R I T U A L I N T E R E S T Perhaps it will be your experience that soon after you have decided to die to a more external life and have moved toward His high mountain you will feel as though nothing is working in your favor!
Rather, such things will aid in shining light upon you, a light that says, “You can do nothing. ” —M OLINOS CIRCUMSTANCES It is the nature of each of us to be rather base, proud, ambitious, full of a great deal of appetite, judgments, rationalizations, and opinions. If something does not come into our lives to humiliate us then surely all these things will undo us. So, what does your Lord do? He allows your faith to be assaulted, even with suggestions of pride, gluttony, rage, perhaps blaspheming, cursing and yes, even despair.
When you are calm and collected, you will find the will of God more clearly known. Turn toward devotion and simplicity. Listen to God and be deaf to yourself. When you are in a place of calm and quiet rest, do all that you sense within your spirit. But to suppose you are levelheaded when you are in the agony of distress is to set yourself up to make a mistake. Any experienced spiritual counselor will tell you not to make decisions until you regain your peace and re-enter inward prayer. Never trust yourself when you are suffering greatly because your nature is so unreasonable and upset.
100 Days in the Secret Place by Gene Edwards