Friday, November 4, 2011

Ten Steps

“It is only love that unites and joins the soul to God” (Dark Nigh Bk II, chapter 18,5)  

The first step is the beginning of contemplation when the soul does not find any “satisfaction, support or consolation or resting place in anything” (Dark Night Bk II, chapter 19,1) 

It is on this first step that the soul has lost its appetites for all things and has now changed from its previous way of life. The soul has turned its back on sin and now only wants God and God alone, for only God can satisfy it.

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