Monday, March 13, 2006

My Lenten Jounrey


I'm procrastinating a little bit tonight so I thought I would put up a post. School has been consuming my time. I hope to write a summary of what I have been studying and where this semester is (has)taking me. I also hope to write a few words about the Wesleyan Theological Society that meet a couple weeks ago out here at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

During the season of Lent I will be posting quotes from St. John of Cross' Dark Night of the Soul so continue on.


"INTO this dark night souls begin to enter when God draws them forth from the state of beginners—which is the state of those that meditate on the spiritual road—and begins to set them in the state of progressives—which is that of those who are already contemplatives—to the end that, after passing through it, they may arrive at the state of the perfect, which is that of the Divine union of the soul with God" (From Dark Night of the Soul, I.1)

2 comments:

Charlie said...

Not to quibble with St. John of the Cross, but perhaps he needs to listen to more Death Cab For Cutie.

"...I want to live where soul meets body.."

Scott said...

Perhaps it does seem that St. Johnny left his ipod at home on this one.