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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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The Mystery of Belonging: Friendship

“In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 There is a mystery to belonging, and it is found in friendship. It does not grasp at ownership – it holds with … Continue reading

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Awakening in the World

A Blessing: Awakening in the World by John O’Donohue Blessed be the longing that brought you here and that quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to befriend your eternal longing. May you enjoy the critical and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Gift of my Friendship

The greatest gift my friendship can give you is the gift of your Belovedness. I can give that gift only insofar as I have claimed it for myself. Isn’t that what friendship is all about: giving each other the gift … Continue reading

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Belonging

Almost a year ago I wrote about the “Abba Prayer“, and “the Abba Experience” as the late Brennan Manning would call it. He spoke about this regularly, and wrote to it most passionately in, “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart … Continue reading

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“Abba, I belong to You”

“Abba” [breathed in], “I belong to You” [breathed out]. The “Abba Prayer,” as the late Brennan Manning would call it, was his morning mantra. He spoke about this regularly, and wrote about what he called “the Abba Experience” most passionately … Continue reading

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