Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
Crooked Finger

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overflowing filling

"Immersion in God entails a being filled with Him, a divine inflowing. Biblical men knew well enough that this self-communication of God is the sole destiny of men. The psalmist took it for granted that Yahweh lovingly gives him life, and he declared that everyone is to feast on the bounty of the divine house and to see light in the divine light. St. Paul's prayer for the Ephesians was that they know the fullness of God's love and nothing less.

It is clear, therefore, that what we now call infused contemplation and mystical prayer was so well known in biblical times that it was taken for granted. Teresa and John, together with Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa long before them, invented nothing new. They have simply expressed in their own ways and with rich elucidations what we have long had in the deposit of revelation" pg.69 'Fire Within' by Thomas Dubay, S.M.

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