Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Room of the Soul

Remember that the virtue of humility is the solution of all our troubles, a sure and quick remedy in all our temptations. Let your concern and terror be this, that the devil take advantage of distressing moods and make entrance. Remember that humility is the antidote. Your place at that moment is not on the lofty heights of self or studying wounded self-love but on your knees before the crucifix, seeing what sin has done to Jesus. Stifle the murmuring complaint of whining vanity and blinded pride. Let the recording angels hear this confession: “I confess to Almighty God. that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.”(2) Fr Thomas A Judge

I know my blogs are boring - no pictures. But I hope to create pictures in the window of the soul that one may look into that room and see what furnishings lie there. Also what condition they are in. Is the furniture dusty? Is it crowded with knick knacks? Is it so cluttered that the beauty of the room is choked? Is it hard to move around in there - are you prevented from kneeling if necessary? How is my interior life? And does the Holy Spirit find welcome, worship and listening heart there?

1 comment:

learnmor said...

When I read the title of the blog I thought, "Oh, someone else has thought this!" But what I was thinking was not what you meant, although I appreciated your thoughts anyway! What is that place that you enter when you open the door of your heart to God's presence? It seems to me that there is a place inside of us where we meet God. It is almost as if it is our own Garden of Eden...the place we can either walk with God or hide from Him in our terrifying awareness of our sins. But it does seem to be a place with a vastness that encompasses the universe but with boundaries that tether our soul to its limitations. Anyway, just musings, but wondered if you had any more thoughts about that.