Thursday, March 4, 2010

Knowledge of God

Self-knowledge is important. The saints have all told us this. However, this knowledge of 'self' should never be separated from the knowledge of God.

St. Teresa of Jesus wrote in The Interior Castle that, "The soul must sometimes emerge from self-knowledge and soar aloft in meditation upon the greatness and the majesty of its God. Doing this will help it to realize its own baseness better than thinking of its own nature, and it will be freer from the reptiles which enter the first rooms, that is, the rooms of self-knowledge."
(Interior Castle I, 2)

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