As with the Church Fathers who have gone before us, "those who carry out the duty of preaching must not neglect the study of sacred letters," (36) for the word of the priest should "be grounded in reading of the Scriptures" (37) to prevent a preacher from becoming externally empty "by not being interiorly
a listener." (38) The sacred books "can prepare one for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim 3:15), when they are received from the hands of the Church and a devout reader is moved by docility of spirit and a desire of learning, which promotes spiritual growth.
This operation thus terminates interiorly
. It knows the given instance (this maple tree) only for practical ends, never in its own nature (mapleness).
are usually located interiorly
reflecting the position of the incomplete
Fourth, the God with whom we are involved in a mutual love can actually be experienced as interiorly
active in us, that is, as loving us into existence and toward our own fullness.
It is at its core a spiritual reality, though as a culture, it is the incarnation of this spirit, in that it "accepts the Christian way of life as normal and frames its institutions as the organs of a Christian order." (100) A Christian culture is a way of life, which embodies the vision of Christianity in all that does both interiorly
How many of us are going through the motions exteriorly while interiorly
pursuing modifications in our Christian beliefs and practices to somehow coherently nurture our ultimate faith in life's meaning?
(15) As ever imperfect and in via, she is called to continual renewal and reform, not merely institutionally and structurally but also spiritually and interiorly
. Indeed she is ever called to conversion.
Liminal is the mother in the hospital waiting room who finally hears the meaning of the song for the first time, and she is interiorly
remarks that "Aquinas would find no need to search for a place where a designer intervenes, because God is found in every dimension of creation: God 'acts interiorly
in all things,' because 'God is the cause of esse which is innermost in all things'" (82).
Francis touched him with his holy hands, the leprosy disappeared, and the flesh remained completely healed." The same account states that as soon as his wounds were healed "interiorly
his soul began to be healed and cleansed ...
* On what it means to be Catholic: "Christians who are truly Catholic are, first and foremost, those who -- interiorly
and with sufficient intensity -- live in faith and charity, experience themselves, by grace, to be members of God's family, and allow themselves to radiate God's image within them to the degree that they see themselves as partners -- brothers, sisters, members -- incorporated with all who also are of God's family and bear Christ's image.
And so the focus is not on the outer word, utterance, or sentence, but on the word that is uttered interiorly
by the speaker.