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Weekly Meditations and Encouragement
Know it well, love is its meaning.
Who reveals this to you? Love.
What does he reveal? Love. Why? For Love.
Remain in this and you will know more of the same. – Lady Julian of Norwich, Showings
Contemplation is waiting patiently for the gaps to be filled in, and it does not insist on quick closure or easy answers.
Becoming the Beloved is pulling the truth revealed to me from above down into the ordinariness of what I am, in fact, thinking of, talking about and doing from hour to hour. – Henri J. Nouwen
Whatever people say by the grace of the Spirit, therefore, is useful if it springs from love and ends in it. Salvation, then, is exactly this—the two-fold love of God and of our neighbor.” – Amma Theodora of Alexandria
This is adoration: not a difficult religious exercise, but an attitude of the soul. –Evelyn Underhill
Love, which might be called the attraction of all things toward all things, is a universal language and underlying energy that keeps showing itself despite our best efforts to resist it. It is so simple that it is hard to teach in words, yet we all know it when we see it. –- Richard Rohr
Monday Morning Meditation Minute When the spiritual intellect is stripped of its obsessions, it discovers the Holy Spirit, and in the same way, the Spirit initiates it into the fullness of its hopes. -Thalassios the Libyan
Amma Syncletica beckons us into true freedom that does not rely on external things for inner happiness and peace.
Here is a prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas that can help us as we seek to know the Creator more intimately.
A God Who Dances. An excerpt from Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose by Rv. Kirk Byron Jones
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