"What's healthy for my soul on a given night depends a lot on what I am struggling with more. Am I ...losing vitality, energy, hope and graciousness in my life? Or, conversely, am I full of life and energy but so full of it that I am falling apart, dissipating, losing my sense of self"… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Soulful Struggles
Category: Contemplation & Spirituality
I Am With You Always
"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 What is it about the thought that the great I AM, God of creation, the Lord of heaven and earth would seek, rescue and redeem us be so very hard for human hearts and minds to comprehend? That each one… Continue reading I Am With You Always
Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Wholeness
Wholeness /ˈhōlnəs/ noun 1.the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity. 2.the state of being sound in mind and body. (Google;Miriam Webster) What is wholeness in our world today? Acclaimed by wellness centers and gurus alike, we might encounter this term in promises spoken and broken. Or, perhaps as a hopeful wish to one… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Wholeness
Pride’s Little Sister
"As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity It is said that pride is the root of every sin, but… Continue reading Pride’s Little Sister
Worth Revisiting: Thy True Self
“For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self.” ― Thomas Merton New year's resolutions and Lenten commitments have one important common thread, they are only as effective as they are… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy True Self
This Epiphany: Still Seeking?
Recently featured on CatholicMom.com 12/31/19 It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world! (St. Aloysius Gonzaga) With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene — one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.… Continue reading This Epiphany: Still Seeking?
Worth Revisiting: Unfulfilled Potential
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do." Pope John XXIII Recently I had one of the most surprisingly profound conversations on this idea… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Unfulfilled Potential
"What's healthy for my soul on a given night depends a lot on what I am struggling with more. Am I ...losing vitality, energy, hope and graciousness in my life? Or, conversely, am I full of life and energy but so full of it that I am falling apart, dissipating, losing my sense of self"… Continue reading Soulful Struggles
So What Am I Attached To?
Though a seemingly simple question, the question of attachment is one which may unearth many layers. It also isn't a matter of one and done, but most certainly bears continual, if not daily, reflection. But why, isn't this a quick inquiry as to what is important in my life? And is it wrong to desire… Continue reading So What Am I Attached To?
Worth Revisiting: A Walk in Wisdom
“Right discernment of life begins with an obedience discernment of YHWH the Creator” (Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p. 309). 1 This quote by Bruggeman truly calls attention to just how we understand knowledge, and become aware of God’s immanence and transcendence. For many years, I had difficulty with the wisdom tradition’s… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Walk in Wisdom