Dryness: When God Seems Far Away

The interior life is just like anything else that you begin with excitement and enthusiasm: the excitement and enthusiasm wear off, and you end up with dryness. You don't want to sit down and pray; when you do, it seems meaningless and pointless and boring and no fun. That's the bad news. The good news is that the dryness will come and go. There are two reasons for this, one human and one divine. The human reason is what Uncle Screwtape called "the law of undulation". In any human … [Read more...]