The Dark Night of the Soul Frees Us from Good Things to Get the Best Things — A Quote by Elaine Heath in “The Mystic Way of Evangelism”

“The dark night of the soul is precisely that — a divinely initiated process of loss — so that the accretions of the world, the flesh, and the devil may be recognized and released… Rather than being a process of complete separation from people and things we love (though at times it does mean separation), detachment in this context is best understood as the transformation of one’s relationships with self, others, the created world, and God, so that increasingly one ‘holds loosely’ all loves, with open hands and heart. To hold loosely is to let go of fearful clutching and control, and is to set free that which is loved.”

— Elaine Heath, “The Mystic Way of Evangelism”, Kindle locations 162,198-202

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