Friday, April 26, 2013

Back in Another Form

"Because spiritual perception is dulled by the pressures of the world, the world, with all its natural excellences as well as with all its false sanctions and ephemeral attractions, must give place to the spirit... 

"The trouble with renouncing the world is that it comes back in another form.  You bar the window of your cell against it, and it comes up through the boards of the floor."  

                                  Dom Hubert Van Zeller, the Yoke of Divine Love, Templegate, 1957, p. 29

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