Sometimes the more restless the heart is to reach out to others, the more it needs to remain in solitude in order to become still. Without stillness, our reaching out is compelled by neediness and a grasping insecurity instead of fullness and freedom of being. So dare to remain in solitude, my poor restless heart, […]
Even in the midst of the waiting, He is working. He is restoring and healing and rebuilding, sometimes most especially when we can’t see it or feel it… The work Our Lord is doing in the midst of darkness can sometimes only be seen after the dawn, in the light of His resurrection. – Ana Hahn, “Rooted […]
This seemingly locked gate reminds me of how easily deterred I am sometimes by the appearance of obstacles. But perhaps if I took a closer look, or if I had a deeper desire, I would notice that things are not always as they seem.
There is nothing quite so eloquent as presence. #prayer #nowordsnecessary
This morning I felt blessed by this particularly dramatic and picturesque sunrise. Who is like Him indeed? (Now imagine hearing birdsong as you look upon this scene… that’s my morning!)
When did I stop being afraid of being alone? Then again, how can this be ‘being alone’ when my heart is filled with warmth and presence and love? I suppose somewhere in the long time since my 20s till now, the emptiness of loneliness has slowly made way for the warmth of solitude. It’s still […]
As part of a year long preparation towards our 40th feast day in August 2010, my parish of St. Mary of the Angels has launched the theme “Restore My Church” – the command that Christ gave St. Francis 800 years ago. In one of the efforts to engage the entire parish to make this pilgrimage […]
Back in March when I attended the Conversion Experience Retreat, the first talk that touched me deeply was the talk on God the Father’s Love. It never struck me before that talk that God was kinder to Abraham than to Himself; for God never intended Abraham to sacrifice Isaac – it was a test of […]