9 April 5th Week of Lent
Holiness makes us more human not less (Gaudete et exsultate 34).
‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man then you will know that I am he.’
When God draws us to himself, when he wants to have us for himself, we have to lose our own centre of gravity, we have to be uprooted from our own selves. However, the process of being rooted in him, in God, is long and arduous. … The soul feels God’s hammer and chisel very deeply as it develops, but it has to be de-tached and re-attached. … Only then do we become great. (Retreat 1930 – JK)