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The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Contemplation is a wordless resting in the presence of God beyond all thoughts and images. Continue Reading The Narrow Gate of Contemplation

Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

On the inner journey we meet a God who interacts with our deepest selves. Continue Reading Luminous Darkness, Deepening Love: Weekly Summary

Transformed by the Dark Night

If something does not give birth to humility, and love, and dying to self, and simplicity, and silence—what can it be? Continue Reading Transformed by the Dark Night

Longing

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

What Do We Do with Our Fear?

We must learn to name and to live with our fears instead of merely denying them or projecting them onto others. Continue Reading What Do We Do with Our Fear?

Letting Go of the False Self

When we are connected to the Whole, we no longer need to protect or defend the mere part. Continue Reading Letting Go of the False Self

You and God are Already One

God makes your very soul to be a relational mystery with God. Continue Reading You and God are Already One

An Intimate Sharing

Prayer is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends. Continue Reading An Intimate Sharing

Love’s Method of Communication

Everything around us is the generosity of God. Continue Reading Love’s Method of Communication

Reading with the Divine Presence

The Scriptures are one long love letter from God. Continue Reading Reading with the Divine Presence

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