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The Spirit of God

The Spirit of God Prays in UsSilence means rest, rest of body and mind in which we become available for him whose heart is greater than ours. That is very threatening; it is like giving up control over our actions and thoughts, allowing something creative to happen not by us but to us. Is itContinue reading “The Spirit of God”

The Results of Ignorance

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift The Results Of Ignorance If you ignore your heart, then the result will be reflected in how you nourish your heart, body, mind, spirit and community. If your mind is filled with misinformation or lies, then the result will be reflected in how you nourish your mind, heart,Continue reading “The Results of Ignorance”

Success

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Success What is a success? Who decides? Each day is a success, when we can move to love ourselves and others by sharing the encouragement that we have been encouraged by or as some very wise people say “Share our experience, strength and hope.” These acts may notContinue reading “Success”

The Present Age

“In our own day anonymity has acquired a far more pregnant significance than is perhaps realized: it has an almost epigrammatic significance. People not only write anonymously, they sign their anonymous works: they even talk anonymously…Nowadays one can talk with any one, and it must be admitted that people’s opinions are exceedingly sensible, yet theContinue reading “The Present Age”

An honest prayer

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doingContinue reading “An honest prayer”

On Rest

Merton on Rest We do not live merely in order to “do something” no matter what…We do not live more fully merely by doing more…On the contrary, some of us need to discover that we will not begin to live more fully until we have the courage to do and see and taste and experienceContinue reading “On Rest”

On Forgiveness

If the unity of Christians in One Body makes the Church a sign of God in the world, and if men tend unfortunately to conflict and division by reason of their weakness, selfishness and sin, then the will to reconciliation and pardon is necessary if the Church is to make God visible in the world.Continue reading “On Forgiveness”

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