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Tag Archives: desire

Longing

The divine-human love affair really is a reciprocal dance. Continue Reading Longing

God Is with Us through It All

When we go into the full depths and death of anything, we can come out the other side transformed. Continue Reading God Is with Us through It All

Responsive Vulnerability

Human vulnerability gives the soul an immense head start on its travels. Continue Reading Responsive Vulnerability

Meeting God in Prayer: Weekly Summary

Prayer is the longing of the human heart for God. Continue Reading Meeting God in Prayer: Weekly Summary

A Mutually Loving Gaze

It’s not a matter of being correct, but of being connected. Continue Reading A Mutually Loving Gaze

Hope for Our Humanity

We are asked to be attentive, and keep vigil for the light of Christ. Continue Reading Hope for Our Humanity

Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Spirituality and Addiction Freedom to Choose Life and Love Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Author and psychotherapist Gerald May (1940–2005) was a friend and early mentor of Father Richard. In this passage, May explores how addiction keeps us from living with the full love and freedom for which we were created: It seems to me that… Continue Reading Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Made in the Divine Image

Original Goodness Made in the Divine Image Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Father Richard views religion’s purpose as reminding us of who we truly are: The essential work of religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine image in ourselves and everything else too. Whatever we call it, this ‘image of God’ is absolute… Continue Reading Made in the Divine Image

Lost in the Secret of God’s Face

Living in God’s Great Story Lost in the Secret of God’s Face Wednesday, September 1, 2021 In an episode of his podcast Turning to the Mystics, James Finley shares how he first encountered the work of Thomas Merton (1915–1968) and how it changed the course of his life. He says: When I was at home… Continue Reading Lost in the Secret of God’s Face

Grace Fills in the Gaps

Everybody Grieves Grace Fills in the Gaps Friday, August 6, 2021 To experience grace is one thing; to integrate it into your life is quite another. —Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss The following three paragraphs came to me clearly in a very short time while I was walking along the Pacific Ocean during my Lenten… Continue Reading Grace Fills in the Gaps

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