When there is a truth we have buried deep inside us because it is too painful to acknowledge, it becomes an impediment to healing. And if we really decide to follow Christ, there will be times when He calls forth from the grave those forgotten parts of us – those parts we have exiled because […]
Category: Visual Moments
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, […]
A fruitful darkness
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 […]
The way is barred. But is it, really?
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.
Here I am, Lord
There is nothing quite so eloquent as presence. #prayer #nowordsnecessary
A home with a view
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!)
The warmth of solitude
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 […]
SMOTA Parish Video #1: One Body
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 […]