Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Answer to Prayer is Prayer

Many are looking for answers; some are looking for better questions. Along the way, as we pray, our Life becomes a Prayer. I was reminded by Thomas Merton’s encouragement: as we come to God “the desire to please you, pleases … Continue reading

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Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging

The following are excerpts on prayer are from John O’Donohue’s chapter entitled “Prayer: A Bridge between Longing and Belonging” (in his book, “Eternal Echoes“): One of the most tender images is the human person at prayer. When the body gathers … Continue reading

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Come With Bread

Jean Vanier, the founder of l’Arche homes for mentally and physically disabled adults, writes a tender and powerful book, “Becoming Human.” ┬áIn his chapter on “The Path to Freedom”, he writes about companionship and the need for accompaniment along the … Continue reading

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Noseblind to our own Scent

The entitled never really know the extent to which they [we] are entitled. The rich never really know how prosperous their [our] bank account is. Bigots never really know the extent to which they [we] are racist. And the self-righteous … Continue reading

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