Finding God's Goodness

Week Thirty. Clean Heart. One Desire.

Month Seven – Valuing My Body. Temperance with faith produces modesty.

In the spiritual life, we seek God and desire to become more like Christ. We live with a desire to let the fire of the Spirit be the driver of our life and perfectly align us with grace and the flow of life. 

I have one desire, Lord: to seek you! And while I seek you, I will never stop to pluck the flowers that I may find on my way; that is, I will not pause to enjoy the pleasures which may be offered to me in this life, because they would delay me on my journey. I will not apply my heart to riches and worldly goods, neither will I accept the pleasures and delights of my flesh, nor rest in the sweetness and consolations of my spirit, in order not to be kept from seeking you, my God and my love, over the mountains of virtues and labors. Grant, our Lord, that my soul may really be enamored of you that it is esteem you above all else; and then, trusting and your love and and your help, I shall have the strength to cast far from me the desires of sense and all natural affections.

Saint John of the Cross Spiritual Canticle

Thank you Lord for giving me the strength and a singular desire. 

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