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 []

Wilderness

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 []

2014 – Breaking Free

The theme of 2014 has been Freedom, and what a splendid year it has been on that account. “Be silent, be still, listen, and do whatever He tells you.” Just do it. And I have! :D

The 2 stages of love

“In any love-story there are usually two stages or phases. There is the initial stage, where love is expressed by the giving of gifts, especially the gift of self. Then there comes a time when it is no longer enough to give gifts to the beloved, but one has to be ready to suffer for her or for him. Only then can it be seen whether the love is real. In the story of a vocation to consecrated virginity there are also []

Knowing my heart

I asked myself today, “How do you really feel about this motherhood thing? Do you want to have children?” I replied, Yes I do. I have always loved children. I always wanted to be a mother and take care of children. I want to love them, protect them, and see them grow up. I want my own children. I do. But that is not my greatest desire. There is something I want even more; and that is fulfilling God’s purpose for me. “Be it []