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Sharing soul experiences

Frank C. Laubach

Today's Devotional

I may say that it seems to me that we really seldom do anybody much good excepting as we share the deepest experiences of our souls. … It is not the fashion to tell your inmost thoughts, but there are many wrong fashions, and concealment of the best in us is wrong. I disapprove of the usual practice of talking “small talk” whenever we meet, and holding a veil over our souls. If we are so impoverished that we have nothing to reveal but small talk, then we need to struggle for more richness of soul. As for me I am convinced that this spiritual pilgrimage which I am making is infinitely worth while, the most important thing I know of to talk about. And talk I shall while there is anybody to listen. And I hunger—O how I hunger! for others to tell me their soul adventures.

About the author and the source

In 1930, Frank C. Laubach (1884–1970) was working with Muslim in the Philippine Islands. He was deeply discouraged and sought to live in the presence of God moment by moment. He wrote of his determination and subsequent experiences in letters to his father, arranged in diary form. Today’s devotional is taken from January 26, 1930. (Laubach went on to pioneer a literacy method that was successfully used worldwide.)

Frank C. Laubach. Letters by a Modern Mystic; Exerpts from letters written at Dansalan, Lake Lanao, Philippine Islands to his father by Frank C. Laubach.

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