..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The one only and infallible way to go
safely through all the difficulties,
trials, temptations, dryness, or opposition,
of our own evil tempers, is this: It is to
expect nothing from ourselves, to trust to
nothing in ourselves, but in every
thing expect, and depend upon God for relief.

Keep fast hold of this thread, and then let
your way be what it will,darkness, temptation,
or the rebellion of nature, you will be
led through all, to an union with God: for
nothing hurts us in any state but an
expectation of something in it, and from it,
which we should only expect from God.

... William Law (1686-1761),
The Spirit of Prayer [1750],

photo taken at Great Sand Dunes National Park,
Mosca, Colorado

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