Tag Archives: John O’Donohue

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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Somewhere at the edges of night

I Somewhere, out at the edges, the night is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills … Continue reading

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A Way into the Universe

There is no other way into the universe except through the body of a woman. When we see a pregnant woman, we know that some new person is coming here. Everything else remains unknown. Who that person is, and what … 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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The Mystery of Friendship

Friendship and love should be the safe regions where your unknown selves can come out and play. Instead of holding your friend or beloved limited within the neat cage of frightened identity, love should liberate both of you to celebrate … Continue reading

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A Blessing of Presence

Woven Heart from Tangled String, Videoblocks.com A Blessing of Presence  by John O’Donohue May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence [longing for the divine]. May you have joy and peace … 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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