A book I don’t want to end

11 thoughts on “A book I don’t want to end”

  1. I absolutely love that passage. I was praying this morning and felt Jesus telling me to let go of my grip, as if I’ve been holding onto myself too long out of fear and not really letting God take care of me. Blessings.. 🙂

  2. A lovely passage and why not leave the words to the serendipity of God now and again – works for me most times.

    It reminds me of the phrase:-
    ‘The best way to stand up before the world is to kneel down before God.”

    Enjoy the book – again:)

    1. I love that phrase, Word. Bought a picture with that inscribed for a very dear friend this past year. Something I need to remember as well.

  3. Andie, thank you so much for sharing this book here. It looks truly beautiful and inspiring. Please do share more of it here 🙂

    Faith tells us there is one who never takes his eyes off us… Hmmm

    Thank you.

  4. It’s so seldom that I find someone else who is a “fan” of Ruth Burrows. I discovered her book Guidelines for Mystical Prayer when I was browsing the stacks of books at a warehouse of Catholic books in Wisconsin. Reading it transformed me when I first read it about two decades ago. Since then I’ve collected every book she has written (to my knowledge), including Ascent to Love. What I paid for it, I don’t recall, but I doubt it was more than $10.

    I don’t know if your edition is the same as mine (1992), but if so, I would appreciate what page the quotation is from.

    Now you are motivating me to reread it! I am a Lay Carmelite, so I guess I should be thoroughly familiar with the spiritual wisdom of St. John of the Cross, but honestly, I need secondary sources to grasp his works.

  5. Lovely post especially when we are at the end of our tether !
    I was struck by this
    “so I just randomly opened to a page (you know, the way that we are not supposed to read the Bible..),”

    Didn’t St Francis do that a lot ? I seem to remember reading somewhere that he did.
    Sounds great to me : The Catholic version of I Ching.
    Blessings

    1. Ruth Ann, I will get that page number for you. I just love Burrows and like you, need lots of help with John of the Cross. And yet, his mysticism intrigues me and haunts me.

      1. Phil, I know, I do it all the time….and if St. Francis did it as well then I really feel comfortable with it. Oh the rules…..

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