Great book by this Carmelite priest:
From Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen in his magnum opus Divine Intimacy, CONVERSION:
…..This is the program which the Lord wishes to accomplish in our souls during the holy season of Lent: to lead us by means of mortification and prayer to a life of higher perfection and closer intimacy with Him. He stretches out His hand to us, not only to save us from dangers, but also to help us climb those higher places where He Himself will nourish us.
The point of departure which will make the realization of this Divine plan possible is a new conversion our our part: we must collect our powers, desires, and affections, which have been scattered and are lingering in the valley of the purely human; [works done outside Grace only result in natural or human responses. There is no growth in supernatural, sanctifying Grace] putting them all…
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