Be Empty In Order To Be Filled

“This attitude of always and everywhere opening one’s heart to the other requires spiritual warfare.  We must fight against all that is not of God in us.  This is the kenosis I have talked about, the emptying of oneself in order to be filled with God.  This is true poverty, but it is very simple.  When you touch God, you serve others, and you are crucified.  What can you hold on to?  Nothing.  Not even your will.  That is poverty!  The things of God are so simple—we are complex.” ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Soul of my Soul: Reflections from a Life of Prayer,  p. 89)