Christian perfection consists in the twofold way of charity: service of neighbor and our direct quest for Godâ€™s love. Many of us discover ways to love our neighbor, but few achieve intimacy with God. Why? Because we donâ€™t know how to prepare ourselves properly to reach this exalted goal.
In these pages, Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen lays out for us a time-tested path toward achieving complete intimacy with God, the path first mapped out centuries ago by the Churchâ€™s acclaimed master of the contemplative life, St. John of the Cross (1542-1591).
St. John showed that God hungers for union with each of us but also requires arduous efforts on our part, the many details of which Father Gabriel explains in these enlightening pages.
Do you perceive holiness as an unattainable goal for you?
Or is fear of the fatigue of such an effort holding you back?
Absorb this book, and allow gentle St. John to take you by the hand and lead you â€” as he has led so many others â€” to true