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Reflection 5.28.17

To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. 25 more words

Reflections

Is it any wonder that there can be no peace in a world where everything possible is done to guarantee that the youth of every nation will grow up absolutely without moral and religious discipline, and without the shadow of an interior life, or of that spirituality and charity and faith which alone can safeguard the treaties and agreements made by governments?

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Quotes

The Contemplative Life

I’ve always been intrigued by the writings of monks and priests—Thomas Merton, Brennan Manning, Brother Lawrence. Manning used to spend months alone in a cave, with no companion except God, and though part of me cringes at the idea of such solitude, another part of me understands it. 341 more words

Holy Romance

I remember Midhurst's tremendous wealth of spirit.

It seems over time, the more reliance on material things the poorer of a community we became.

Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war.

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The Dichotomies of Giving and the Alternative, Grace

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business, and in fact, it is nobody’s business. 910 more words

Theology

Christianity is more than a doctrine. It is Christ Himself, living in those whom He has united to Himself in one Mystical Body. It is the mystery by which the Incarnation of the Word of God continues and extends itself throughout the history of the world, reaching into the souls and lives of all men, until the final completion of God’s plan.

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Spirituality