In a three-part series originally delivered at the University of Mary, Msgr. Thomas Richter offers an overarching vision of the Christian interior life.
Just as faith actively receives from God, faith actively rejects that which is not from God. Each of us entertains (and often believes) lies and false images of God and oneself, obstructing our attempts to receive from God. Turning to God involves rejecting that which holds us back from him. Actively receiving and actively rejecting are two sides of the same act of faith.
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