September 7, 2007

I think this pretty accurately defines me:

Others, in becoming aware of their own imperfections, grow angry with themselves in an unhumble impatience. So impatient are they about these imperfections that they want to become saints in a day. Many of these beginners make numerous plans and great resolutions, but since they are not humble and have no distrust of themselves, the more resolves they make the more they break, and the greater becomes their anger. They do not have the patience to wait until God gives them what they need, when he so desires. Their attitude is contrary to spiritual meekness and can only be remedied by the purgation of the dark night.
-St. John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul Bk.1 Ch.5

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2 Responses to “”

  1. I feel the same way.  I’m going nuts!

  2. Wow, I really needed to read that.  It explains so much to me about me.
    Lots of prayers.  Please pray for me also.

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