It’s about to become 2014 in less than half an hour. What will I remember 2013 for? There are so many things to be grateful for. But I am learning to measure all things in terms of how I have been brought closer to God. And from this perspective, the great lesson for me in […]
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent. Look at neither the remarks nor the deeds nor the lives of others.
Discovered this in an undated draft. Everything written here still holds true for me today. There is only one thing that matters – the salvation of souls. The salvation of my soul and the salvation of all souls. Jesus Christ became man and died for my sins to set me free. Free from all that […]
(Excerpt from Ron Rolheiser’s “The Shattered Lantern”) In his autobiography, “Report to Greco,” Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a then-famous monk. He describes his encounter as follows: Working up courage, I entered the cave and proceeded toward the voice. The ascetic was curled up on the ground. He […]
Perhaps to help me experience the longing of Advent more keenly this year, God decided to send my husband away for a month-long work trip half the world away. I don’t think I’ve even allowed myself to acknowledge just how much I miss my best friend and spiritual companion. In all my life I’ve always […]