Table of Contents

Spiritual Progress


Christian Counsel

Spiritual Letters

Title Page

LETTER I. The advantage of humiliation.

LETTER II. How to bear suffering so as to preserve our peace.

LETTER III. The beauty of the cross.

LETTER IV. The death of self.

LETTER V. Peace lies in simplicity and obedience.

LETTER VI. The true source of peace is in the surrender of the will.

LETTER VII. True good is only reached by abandonment.

LETTER VIII. Knowledge puffeth up; charity edifieth.

LETTER IX. We are not to choose the manner in which our blessings shall be bestowed.

LETTER X. The discovery and death of self.

LETTER XI. The sight of our imperfections should not take away our peace.

LETTER XII. Living by the cross and by faith.

LETTER XIII. Despair at our imperfection is a greater obstacle than the imperfection itself.

LETTER XIV. Pure faith sees God alone.

LETTER XV. Our knowledge stands in the way of our becoming wise.

LETTER XVI. Those who endeavor to injure us are to be loved and welcomed as the hand of God.

LETTER XVII. Quietness in God our true resource.

LETTER XVIII. True friendships are founded only in God.

LETTER XIX. The cross a source of our pleasure.

LETTER XX. The absence of feeling and the revelation of self no sufficient causes of distress.

LETTER XXI. The imperfection of others to be borne in love.

LETTER XXII. The fear of death not taken away by our own courage, but by the grace of God.

LETTER XXIII. Sensitiveness under reproof the surest sign we needed it.

LETTER XXIV. Imperfection only is intolerant of imperfection.

LETTER XXV. We should listen to God and not to self-love.

LETTER XXVI. Absolute trust the shortest road to God.

LETTER XXVII. The time of temptation and distress is no time to form resolves.

LETTER XXVIII. Who has love, has all.

LETTER XXIX. Weakness preferable to strength, and practice better than knowledge.

LETTER XXX. Beware of the pride of reasoning; the true guide to knowledge is love.

LETTER XXXI. The gifts of God not to be rejected on account of the channel that brings them.

LETTER XXXII. Poverty and spoliation the way of Christ.

LETTER XXXIII. The will of God our only treasure.

LETTER XXXIV. Abandonment not a heroic sacrifice, but a simple sinking into the will of God.

LETTER XXXV. Daily dying takes the place of final death.

LETTER XXXVI. Suffering belongs to the living, not the dead.

LETTER XXXVII. The limits of our grace are those of our temptation.

LETTER XXXVIII. Resisting God, an effectual bar to grace.

LETTER XXXIX. God speaks more effectually in the soul, than to it.

LETTER XL. The circumcision of the heart.

Method of Prayer

On The Way to God



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