JESUS: The Good Shepherd Who Looks for Us, by Simon Tugwell, O.P.

From Prayer: Another picture that our Lord loves to use is that of the shepherd who goes out to look for the sheep that is lost (Matthew 18:12).  So long as we imagine that it is we who have to look for God, then we must often lose heart.  But it is the other way about: he is looking for us.  And so we can afford to recognize that very often we are not looking for God; far from it, we are in full []

The question I must answer

Who are you, God, and who am I? For so long I have not had an accurate view of who I am. I see what I wish to see; I see what isn’t there but which I want to be there; I see through other’s eyes (or what I think they see). I see more than I am and less than I am. I could never be confident or sure of any opinion about myself unless someone else affirmed it. I was []

5 most important lessons learned in 2014

1. I must first learn to love myself before I can empty myself for others without harm to myself. The command is “to love your neighbour as yourself.” 2. I can only be as patient and compassionate to others as I am to myself. 3. It is very OK to do whatever it takes to make my inner child feel secure and loved. 4. Never be apologetic about choosing what is life-giving to myself. 5. Never make decisions according to the needs []


Once again I feel the beauty of the wilderness beckon. I have already actually entered the wilderness some time before, but I have hovered near its edges. From time to time I have been able to come out and return to ‘civilisation’. But over time, the call of the wild has become more beguiling, insistent, compelling. My Beloved has gone ahead of me even as his love is with me. He awaits me out there in the heart of the wilderness where []