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#1. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man what things God hath prepared for them that love Him. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#2. They can be like the sun, words.
They can do for the heart what light can for a field. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#3. Where there is no love, put love
and you will find love. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#4. Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which, if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the spirit of love, as I shall show in the explanation of the following verse. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#5. Have a great love for those who contradict and fail to love you, for in this way love is begotten in a heart that has no love. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#6. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#7. Love is the measure by which we shall be judged. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#8. I shall sully the purity of your floor, said he...
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#9. having nothing and possessing all things, - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#10. Well and good if all things change, O Lord God, provided I am rooted in You. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#11. At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love (CCC 1022; by St. John of the Cross) - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#12. We must dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockets containing treasures: however deep we dig we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#13. For one single affection remaining in the soul, or any one matter to which the mind clings either habitually or actually, is sufficient to prevent all perception and all communication of the tender and interior sweetness of the spirit of love, which contains within itself all sweetness supremely. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#14. Some, too, will not leave for His sake a place which is to their taste, expecting to receive all the sweetness of God fully in their heart without moving a step, without mortifying themselves by the abandonment of a single pleasure or useless delight. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#15. Love is the inclination, strength, and power for the soul in making its way to God, for love unites it with God. The more degrees of love it has, the more deeply it enters into God and centers itself in him. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#16. BOOK THE FIRST Which treats of the Night of Sense. STANZA THE FIRST On a dark night, Kindled in love with yearnings - oh, happy chance! - I went forth without being observed, My house being now at rest. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#17. My soul hath wrestled in it. . . . My belly was troubled in seeking it; therefore shall I possess a good possession.4 - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#18. For its own well-being, the intellect should be doing what you condemn; that is, it should avoid busying itself with particular knowledge, for it cannot reach God through this knowledge, which would rather hinder it in its advance toward him. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#19. Happiness is not a destination, it's a method of travel. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#20. Many praise and bless Jesus as long as they receive some consolation from Him, but if He hide Himself and leave them for a little while, they fall either into complaining or into excessive dejection. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#21. Yea, if a man possess all things he cannot be content, - the greater his possessions the less will be his contentment, for the heart cannot be satisfied with possessions, but rather in detachment from all things and in poverty of spirit. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#22. O how gently and how lovingly dost thou lie awake in the depth and centre of my soul, where thou in secret and in silence alone, as its sole Lord, abidest, not only as in Thine own house or in Thine own chamber, but also as within my own bosom, in close and intimate union. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#23. How narrow is the gate and strait is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that find it!6 are words of our Lord. 8. The narrow gate - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#24. 9. Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason. God often desires to see what love your soul has, and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#25. There is nothing better or more necessary than love. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#26. For the soul that is blind considers falsehood to be falsehood no longer, evil not to be evil, because it puts darkness for light, and light for darkness, and falls into endless disorders. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#27. If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#28. Now that I no longer desire all, I have it all without desire. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#29. Faith is a dark night for man, but in this very way it gives him light. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#30. No matter how much individuals do through their own efforts, they cannot actively purify themselves enough to be disposed in the least degree for the divine union of the perfection of love. God must take over and purge them in that fire that is dark for them, as we will explain. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#31. Our greatest need is to be silent before this great God with the appetite and with the tongue, for the only language he hears is the silent language of love. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#32. Preserve a loving attentiveness to God with no desire to feel or understand any particular thing concerning God. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#33. Says, he who humbleth himself shall be exalted. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#34. To endure all things, with an equable and peaceful mind, not only brings with it many blessings to the soul; but it also enables us, in the midst of our difficulties, to have a clear judgment about them, and to minister the fitting remedy for them. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#35. David in this night says of himself, "My heart is inflamed, and my reins are changed, and I am brought to nothing, and knew not."2 That is, "my heart hath been inflamed" in the love of contemplation; - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#36. In his oral teaching John used to point out that the more you love God the more you desire that all people love and honor him and as the desire grows you work harder toward that end, both in prayer and in all other possible works. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#37. Everyone knows that not to go forward on this road is to turn back, and not to gain ground is to lose. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#38. While I don't equate the dark night with depression, I do think our depressive moods could be imagined spiritually rather than only psychologically. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#39. In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#40. God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness because if we fully knew what was happening, and what Mystery, transformation, God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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#41. If a man wishes to be sure of the road he's traveling on, then he must close his syes and travel in the dark. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
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