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The Summoned Self

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

St. John of the Cross wrote that a transformed soul “stands at the center of its own humility.” What a beautiful, poetic phrase. Expect to hear it in a sermon!

What does it mean to stand at the center of humility? It means, first you have a soul. You have place of quiet knowing deep within you, a God given miracle of sorts. Of course, few of us live there but we do take the occasional vacation to that terrain.

Picturing your soul, quieting your mind to find your soul places us in the spot of humility, not humiliation. From there we can hear “The Summoned Self” because we can hear God’s voice. That is where, as the book “Divine Providence” states, we are truly human and where we can build the integrity where inwardly human as we appear to others.