A Beautiful Soul, Part 3

A Beautiful Soul, Part 3 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. John 15:15 The last two weeks I have shared my … Continue reading A Beautiful Soul, Part 3

Finding Simplicity

Finding Simplicity  Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 We live in complex times. We enter … Continue reading Finding Simplicity

Finding Solitude

Finding Solitude  For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. Psalm 52:1,5 To be in solitude is to be alone – really alone. Solitude may happen by a personal choice, or it may be forced upon … Continue reading Finding Solitude

Keeping Silence

Keeping Silence  Then Moses and the levitical priests spoke to all Israel, saying: Keep silence and hear, O Israel! This very day you have become the people of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 27:9 The late Father Thomas Keating, a pillar in contemporary contemplative life, wrote, “God’s first language is silence.”1 In the creation story … Continue reading Keeping Silence

Lukewarm Living

Lukewarm Living  I know your words; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.  Revelation 3:15-16 The author of the Revelation to John received messages for each of the … Continue reading Lukewarm Living