Paragraph 2731

2731. Another difficulty, especially for those who sincerely want to pray, is dryness. Dryness belongs to contemplative prayer when the heart is separated from God, with no taste for thoughts, memories, and feelings, even spiritual ones. This is the moment of sheer faith clinging faithfully to Jesus in his agony and in his tomb. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if dies, it bears much fruit.”18If dryness is due to the lack of roots, because the word has fallen on rocky soil, the battle requires conversion.19

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The Beatitudes: Understanding Their Meaning and Importance (Matthew 5:3-11)

How can Ruth’s story, from widow to wife, inspire us to trust God and seek a fresh start in our lives?

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What are Daniel’s visions of the golden image and the four beasts?

What is the meaning of David’s song of gratitude to God?

What does Titus 2:7-8 teach about the standard of conduct for the church?

Saul’s Character and the Consequences of His Choices: A Case Study in Leadership (1 Samuel 9-15)