Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Dead Friend Evelyn

My dead friend Evelyn (Evelyn Underhill, 1875-1941) continues to be my mentor. Here is something from The Fruits of the Spirit, that I needed to hear this morning:

"If, in spite of all conflicts, weakness, suffering, sins, we open our door, the Spirit is poured out within us, and the first mark of its presence is not an increase of energy, but joy and peace. We should not have guessed that. Yet real love always heals fear and neutralizes egotism, and so, as love grows up in us, we shall worry about ourselves less and less, and admire and delight in God and His other children more and more, and this is the secret of joy."

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