Josemaría Escrivá Obras
 
 
 
 
 
 
  The Way > Scruples > Chap. 10
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Get rid of those scruples that deprive you of peace. — What takes away your peace of soul cannot come from God.

When God comes to you, you will feel the truth of those greetings: My peace I give to you..., peace I leave you..., peace be with you..., and you will feel it even in the midst of troubles.


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Those scruples still! Speak simply and clearly to your Director.

Obey... and don't underestimate the most loving Heart of our Lord.


260

Gloominess, depression. I am not surprised: it is the cloud of dust raised by your fall. But... that's enough! Can't you see that the cloud has been borne far away by the breath of grace?

Moreover, your gloominess, if you don't fight it, could very well be the cloak of your pride. — Did you really think yourself perfect and incapable of sinning?


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I forbid you to think any more about it. — Instead, bless God, who has given back life to your soul.


262

Stop thinking of your fall. That thought, besides overwhelming and crushing you under its weight, may easily be an occasion of further temptations. Christ has forgiven you: forget the 'old self'.


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Don't lose heart. I have seen you struggle: to-day's defeat is training for the final victory.


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You've done well..., even though you have fallen so low. You have done well, because you humbled yourself, because you put things right, because you filled yourself with hope, and that hope brought you back again to his Love. Don't look so amazed: you have done well! You rose up from the ground: 'Surge — arise,' the mighty voice cried anew, 'et ambula! — and walk!' Now — to work!


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