You realize that prayer takes us beyond the law. When you are praying you are, in a certain sense, an outlaw. There is no law between the heart and God. (Thomas Merton) I have been mulling over this quote I discovered a several days ago. It bothers me. It is from a writer and spiritual sojourner that […]
From Br. Joseph — I will raise up a prophet like you among their kinsmen, and will put my words into his mouth; he shall tell them all that I command. If any man will not listen… (from Deuteronomy) A colleague addressed me yesterday in the hallway with a warm smile and a friendly, “Hey […]
It is so challenging to lead when one can not grasp the Way. Even more challenging when one knows from experience too many of the irrelevant detours available, to hear the voice of one crying out in a self imposed wilderness because this is the only way one perceives the Light… through intimacy with darkness. […]
On a country road in Kentucky where the pavement changes from blacktop to dirt, the sign posted says: Pick rut carefully, you’ll be stuck in it for next 20 miles.
God does not reside in the tomb of my thoughts or words.
From Br. Joseph — The young boy asked, “Why Christmas?” His father replied, “You know, it’s December 25th, the season when everyone puts up Christmas trees and decorates everything in red and green. We hang Christmas lights on the house and…” “Yes, I know all that Dad. Not when is Christmas. Why Christmas?” The father […]
Ask for repentance in your prayer and nothing else, neither for divine lights, nor miracles, nor prophecies, nor spiritual gifts—nothing but repentance. Repentance will bring you humility, humility will bring you the Grace of God, and God will have in His Grace everything you need for your salvation, or anything you might need to help […]
If a tree falls, it makes a lot of noise; but if a thousand flowers bloom, it happens in the greatest of silence. — Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Something to ponder this Christmas day… Wake me up Father so that I won’t miss you. Purify my heart so that I may see You, so that […]
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. — Saint Thomas Aquinas
A thought for what needs to be done this coming year… I am a humble artist moulding my earthly clod, adding my labour to nature’s, simply assisting God. Not that my effort is needed; yet somehow, I understand, my maker has willed it that I too should have unmoulded clay in my hand. — Piet […]
A song the false self sings, with illusionary projections upon reality and self-made programs for happiness… Welcome to your life There’s no turning back Even while we sleep We will find you acting on your best behavior Turn your back on Mother Nature Everybody wants to rule the world It’s my own design It’s my […]