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The Holy Spirit pushes us, he disturbs us.
This was Fr. Marie-Eugene’s experience, but at the same time he could say at the end of his life : « I call Him my friend and I think I have good reasons for doing so.»
It seems to be a contradiction.
Let us read a few texts to understand his teaching better.
His vocation sets him apart, far away from his community, and draws him to the desert. Separated from the world for a while, he goes where the Spirit moves him. Is the prophet a superman ? No, he is a poor man who experiences his weakness. He is harassed, discouraged by persecution : « It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers » (1 Kings 19, 4) .Read More