Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
The Eleventh Rule: Finding Balance
Episode 13 • 28m
Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the Eleventh Rule:
"Let him who is consoled see to humbling himself and lowering himself as much as he can, thinking how little he is able for in the time of desolation without such grace or consolation. On the contrary, let him who is in desolation think that he can do much with the grace sufficient to resist all his enemies, taking strength in his Creator and Lord."
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