Today dear children I want to revisit our dear friend John of the Cross.
I want to with you something very simple today but something deeply profound. Something I have been meditating upon for the last week concerning my own life situation:
Deny your desires and you will find what your heart longs for.
For how do you know if any desire of yours is according to God?
John believed that the only way for true grace to enter into one's soul was for all other earthly desires to be banished. ' Nada, nada, nada' was his credo. Want nothing, save for God alone and God will give you all you really need.
Unfortunately for me, in the last few weeks I have been indulging in my earthly desires for good food and rest, and entertainment, when my mind should be occupied with other things. So dear children today's visit with our mystical brother was more for me than for the rest of you. A little denial might do me a lot of good.