The Divine Soliloquies of Gerlac Petersen
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... on the other hand may not be depressed by the fear of what might be burdensome or tiresome. And secondly, I will search the meaning of Holy Scripture and the Sacraments by my reason,1 that is, I will without delay in great freedom follow after the Eternal Wisdom Itself, the changeless Truth, Righteousness, Equity and Peace, observing in what manner they go forth to all things, and I will look upon and accept all things, facts and possibilities, as in the Truth and Wisdom, that is, as they really are, and not in any other form. And lastly, I will do this by a will reformed, earnestly and readily going forth to do all that I have to do. Let my soul then strive daily to go forward in God, to leave2 aside and altogether lose itself, so as never to find itself, but to reach unto a profound nothingness or abjection of self, to die to itself and to all things in God, and only to have its life from Him and to do all things through Him. CHAPTER XVIII That the unitive and contemplative life is most pleasing to God, excellent in itself and acceptable to the Holy Trinity: that it is not to be disturbed by activities and external things, which nevertheless must have their place and be attended to. AFTER having made a close examination and careful investigation of everything, I find that there is nothing sweeter, more glorious, more 1 Or understanding. 2 We then go forward in God, when, grounded in Him, we fall away from ourselves (St Gregory). acceptable to God and more full of all glory and gladness, or possessing greater abundance and wealth, than for the soul to unite itself completely to the highest and changeless Good, which abideth ever from all eternity immovable, and which no accidents can reach, for It standeth not in need of time or place....
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