Christian Mystic quotes #26

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I f we keep remembering the wrongs which men have done us, we destroy the power of the remembrance of God…- Abba Macarius the Great

Christian Mystic Quotes #24

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A teacher ought to be a stranger to the desire for domination, vain-glory, and pride; one should not be able to fool him by flattery, nor blind him by gifts, nor conquer him by the stomach, nor dominate him by anger; but he should be patient, gentle and humble as far as possible; he must be tested and without partisanship, full of concern, and a lover of souls.- Amma Theodora

Christian Mystic Quotes #23

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F or God is silence, and in silence is he sung by means of that psalmody which is worthy of Him. I am not speaking of the silence of the tongue, for if someone merely keeps his tongue silent, without knowing how to sing in mind and spirit, then he is simply unoccupied and becomes filled with evil thoughts: … There is a silence of the tongue, there is a silence of the whole body, there is a silence of the soul, there is the silence of the mind, and there is the silence of the spirit.- John the Solitary

Christian Mystic Quotes #22

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I entreat you, give no place to despondency. This is a dangerous temptation–a refined, not a gross temptation of the adversary. Melancholy contracts and withers the heart, and renders it unfit to receive the impressions of grace. It magnifies and gives a false colouring to objects, and thus renders your burdens too heavy to bear. God’s designs regarding you, and His methods of bringing about these designs, are infinitely wise.- Madame Guyon

Christian Mystic Quotes # 18

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Do not turn to prayer hoping to enjoy spiritual delights; rather come to prayer totally content to receive nothing or to receive great blessing from God’s hand, which ever should be your heavenly Father’s will for you at that time. This will enable you to live close to God in times of sadness as well as in times when you are being comforted by God.- Madame Guyon