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John Of The Cross Quotes: "Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent."

Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.




John Of The Cross Quotes: "In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds."

In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.




John Of The Cross Quotes: "To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God."

To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing."

Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing.




John Of The Cross Quotes: "Silence is God's first language."

Silence is God's first language.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will draw love out."

Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will draw love out.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn't seek the glory of Christ."

Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn't seek the glory of Christ.




John Of The Cross Quotes: "In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed."

In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "God leads every soul by a separate path."

God leads every soul by a separate path.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Have a great love for those who contradict and fail to love you, for in this way love is begotten in a heart that has no love."

Have a great love for those who contradict and fail to love you, for in this way love is begotten in a heart that has no love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Now that I no longer desire all, I have it all without desire."

Now that I no longer desire all, I have it all without desire.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "He who avoids prayer is avoiding everything that is good."

He who avoids prayer is avoiding everything that is good.




John Of The Cross Quotes: "A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things."

A Christian should always remember that the value of his good works is not based on their number and excellence, but on the love of God which prompts him to do these things.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which, if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love."

Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which, if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Seek in reading and you will find in meditation; knock in prayer and it will be opened to you in contemplation."

Seek in reading and you will find in meditation; knock in prayer and it will be opened to you in contemplation.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "God passes through the thicket of the world, and wherever His glance falls He turns all things to beauty."

God passes through the thicket of the world, and wherever His glance falls He turns all things to beauty.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God."

In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired."

The soul that walks in love neither tires others nor grows tired.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others."

It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "The soul of one who serves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, is always in her palace of jubilation, ever singing with fresh ardor and fresh pleasure a new song of joy and love."

The soul of one who serves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, is always in her palace of jubilation, ever singing with fresh ardor and fresh pleasure a new song of joy and love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you."

Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "They say, "God told me", or "God replied to me". And yet most of the time they are talking to themselves."

They say, "God told me", or "God replied to me". And yet most of the time they are talking to themselves.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him."

Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Yearning: It needs to hurt in order to be worthy of the word. Otherwise it is just wanting."

Yearning: It needs to hurt in order to be worthy of the word. Otherwise it is just wanting.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Never listen to accounts of the frailty of others; and if anyone should complain to you of another, humbly ask him not to speak about him at all."

Never listen to accounts of the frailty of others; and if anyone should complain to you of another, humbly ask him not to speak about him at all.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity."

At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "There is nothing better or morenecessary than love."

There is nothing better or morenecessary than love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved."

Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect."

See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Faith is a dark night for man, but in this very way it gives him light."

Faith is a dark night for man, but in this very way it gives him light.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection."

If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "He who loves is not ashamed before men of what he does for God, neither does he hide it through shame though the whole world should condemn it."

He who loves is not ashamed before men of what he does for God, neither does he hide it through shame though the whole world should condemn it.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform."

God desires the smallest degree of purity of conscience in you more than all the works you can perform.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love."

At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Live as though only God and yourself were in this world, so that your heart may not be detained by anything human."

Live as though only God and yourself were in this world, so that your heart may not be detained by anything human.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "If it were given to a man to see virtue's reward in the next world, he would occupy his intellect, memory and will in nothing but good works, careless of danger or fatigue."

If it were given to a man to see virtue's reward in the next world, he would occupy his intellect, memory and will in nothing but good works, careless of danger or fatigue.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again."

He who interrupts the course of his spiritual exercises and prayer is like a man who allows a bird to escape from his hand; he can hardly catch it again.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "The soul that journey's to God, but doesn't shake off it's cares and quiet it's appetities, is like someone who drags a cart of dirt uphill."

The soul that journey's to God, but doesn't shake off it's cares and quiet it's appetities, is like someone who drags a cart of dirt uphill.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Oh, night that guided me, Oh, night more lovely than the dawn,Oh, night that joined Beloved with lover, Lover transformed in the Beloved!"

Oh, night that guided me, Oh, night more lovely than the dawn,Oh, night that joined Beloved with lover, Lover transformed in the Beloved!



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Obedience is a penance of reason, and, on that account, a sacrifice more acceptable than all corporal penances and mortifications."

Obedience is a penance of reason, and, on that account, a sacrifice more acceptable than all corporal penances and mortifications.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction."

In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence, and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "All the powers of soul and body,memory, understanding, and will, interior and exterior senses, thedesires of spirit and of sense, all workin and by love."

All the powers of soul and body,memory, understanding, and will, interior and exterior senses, thedesires of spirit and of sense, all workin and by love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Let all find COMPASSION in YOU."

Let all find COMPASSION in YOU.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "My sole occupation is love."

My sole occupation is love.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "He who loses an opportunity is like the man who lets a bird fly from his hand, for he will never recover it."

He who loses an opportunity is like the man who lets a bird fly from his hand, for he will never recover it.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Strive always to confess your sins with a deep knowledge of your own wretchedness and with clarity and purity."

Strive always to confess your sins with a deep knowledge of your own wretchedness and with clarity and purity.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Never relax, for you will not attain to the possession of true spiritual delights if first you do not learn to deny your every desire."

Never relax, for you will not attain to the possession of true spiritual delights if first you do not learn to deny your every desire.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "Let my soul live as if separated from my body."

Let my soul live as if separated from my body.



John Of The Cross Quotes: "The purest suffering bears and carries in its train the purest understanding."

The purest suffering bears and carries in its train the purest understanding.