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Thursday, May 8, 2014
The closer a person approaches God, the less worthy he feels. A painting under candle light shows fewer defects than under the brilliance of the sun; so too the souls who are some distance from God feel more certain of their moral integrity than those who are very close to Him. In the presence of the holiest of creatures, the soul becomes self-accusing and broken-hearted with the weight of its defects. He who loves God is the most burdened with the sense of his own unworthiness.