Those who exercise their spiritual soul in prayer to God, in the obedience of worship and the sacramental life, and in right action will be able to understand better the “technology” of the spiritual life.
If we do not exercise the spiritual soul, if we do not faithfully and deliberately open our souls to God and His protecting presence, then our spiritual souls may very well atrophy like unused muscles.
Our atrophied spiritual soul becomes like a dried wine skin which, when tested, then cracks and leaks, being unfit and unable to hold the richness of God’s life-giving presence, and letting in the decay of parasitic, life-killing presence which weakens the soul, making it look more like the parasite which feeds upon it. [ See Luke 5:33-39 for context ]
- The praying soul is the healthy, healing, living soul. God is allowed in to give it life and to…
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