Thursday, June 4, 2009
It holds its beak in the air.
The third trait of this silent and solitary soul is that it holds it beak in the air of the Holy Spirit, responding to his inspirations, that by so doing it may become worthy of his company. This soul realizes the need to rid itself of all attachments so that the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be received and the soul be transformed. The soul possesses these gifts according to its capacity for receiving them and "pure contemplation lies in receiving". (LF 3:36) The delicate, hidden unctions of the Holy Spirit "secretly fill (this) soul with spiritual riches, gifts and graces". (LF 3:40)