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HOW TO GAIN A DEEPER PERCEPTION OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, HEIGHT AND DEPTH OF CHRIST’S LOVE

08 May
HOW TO GAIN A DEEPER PERCEPTION OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, HEIGHT AND DEPTH OF CHRIST’S LOVE

DISTRUST OF OURSELVES AND TRUST IN GOD

Be mindful of God, forget yourself, and forget yourself in remembering God. The more you contemplate God, the more you will perceive with the clear and enlightened vision of the soul, what the Apostle calls “the length and the breadth, the height and the depth” [Ep 3:18] of the love of the Sacred Heart, which surpasses all understanding; the more you will rise towards the infinite perfections of God, towards the admirable harmony of His glorious attributes, of His love, His sanctity, His tenderness, His mercy, His compassion, His paternal solicitude; the more you will live and have your being in an atmosphere of God, as if He were your very breath and the beating of your heart; the more your self-reliance, self-confidence, self love, and vanity will diminish; the more you will be convinced of your nothingness, your meanness, and your misery; in a word, the more your distrust of yourself and your trust in God will increase; and if your distrust of self is entire, your confidence in God will be perfect.

– Cardinal Manning

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