Last Friday I was away at a conference, so I was unable to offer my more detailed thoughts on today’s religious and cultural topics. Apologies. But please don’t be shy with this next QUESTION OF THE WEEK. My spiritual life has always been filled with ups and downs. Many times I feel the closeness of God with such passion it is like a burning fire in my heart. Other times my soul is a “dead zone,” not picking up the slightest frequency of God’s presence. Even the likes of Mother Teresa is recorded to have such spiritual droughts:
Where is my faith? Even deep down … there is nothing but emptiness and darkness … If there be God—please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul … How painful is this unknown pain—I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal, … What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.
Tell me of your experience with this religious roller coaster. How do you get back on track? Or have you yet to get back to that zeal for God? Is there any formula involved? Look forward to reading your thoughts friends.