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John Seymour | 1923 comments Mod
2. Has reading this book changed you? Or, perhaps, motivated you to change? If so, in what way?


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) | 0 comments I have been reading this book off and on for at least 10 years.
I generally read part 2, chapter 1 several times a year and I read chapter one a lot as well.

This book has played a major roll in my spiritual practices
thru my lifetime.


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John Seymour | 1923 comments Mod
MaryAnn, I am thinking the same. I am finding the suggested meditations in Part I to be helpful and am working through those. Part II seems worthy of reading on an annual basis, maybe more often.


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John Seymour | 1923 comments Mod
The answer to the question is that perhaps St. Francis has helped me to understand that I cannot change my self, but I can change the patterns of my life, and if I am diligent, then that life of increased devotion may open me so that God's grace will change me.

I plan to incorporate regular re-reading of this into my spiritual efforts.


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