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“Be ‘savagely sincere’ in spiritual direction”

If that dumb devil mentioned in the Gospel gets into your soul, he will spoil everything. On the other hand, if you get rid of him immediately, everything will turn out well; you will carry on merrily, and all will be well. Resolve firmly to be 'savagely sincere' in spiritual direction (always keeping your good manners) and to be sincere immediately. (The Forge, 127)

As I have already said, we all have our defects. But our defects should never be a reason for us to turn away from God's Love. Rather should they lead us to cling to that Love, sheltering within his divine goodness, as the warriors of old did by climbing into their suits of armour. Our defense is the cry ecce ego, quia vocasti me [1], here I am, because you have called me. Just because we discover how fragile we are is no reason to run away from God. What we must do is to attack our defects,...

<i>Conversations with Monsignor Escrivá</i>

Conversations with Monsignor Escrivá

In the years immediately after Vatican II, interviews with Saint Josemaría appeared in various newspapers and magazines around the world, such as Time, Le Figaro, and The New York Times. In them the founder of Opus Dei conversed over a number of topics, including the Church and the Council, Opus Dei, human freedom and rights, the university, women in today's society, etc.. The book concludes with the homily "Passionately Loving the World," given on the campus of the University of Navarre on October 8, 1967, in the presence of 40,000 people from Spain and other countries.

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