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  • Stacy A. posted an update in the group Group logo of Spiritual DirectionSpiritual Direction 3 months, 1 week ago

    My devotion is focused on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but there’s always something off your own beaten path to learn. Here’s a good piece of spiritual direction, in my opinion. The most helpful advice is about “inflated emptiness.”

    Personal maximalism of love toward God—holiness—is the
    simplest way. Clearly we speak of striving and effort, but we
    must take care that an inflated emptiness isn’t what is behind
    our efforts. A true, sacrificial effort should undergird our
    “striving” because, even if we can deceive ourselves, the Lord
    knows if there is a real effort or not and if certain attitudes
    are due to objective or subjective limitations that, perhaps,
    we unconsciously create ourselves.

    —-Servant of God, Guglielmo Giaquinta