The miracle is That God might use A doubting soul like this To show His love.
On the dark days the devils appear . And read the roll-call of our doubts and fears . Then we need a spirit to visit us in love . Reassure us of forgiveness mercy promised from above.
Constantly assaultedby temptation Doubtand despair Anotherwas needed To incarnatelove to his soul. ~ Inspired by 'The Little Flowers of St. Francis' ~
Rebuilding the Soul
. Replacing fear With confidence . Confusion With clarity . Doubt With conviction . Rebuilding those parts of the soul That were falling and crumbling away . A new hope For a new life . All this change And still I retain my identity. .
The Spiritualities of Christianity – Spiritual Conflict
Bosch, 'The Temptation of St. Anthony" Spirituality can be about silence, inner peace and universal love. But it can also be about conflict: temptations, trials, doubts, pain and death. Bosch’s painting “The Temptations of St. Anthony” (above)explores this well. St. Anthony is actually alone in the desert, praying. But he is not alone. His world … Continue reading The Spiritualities of Christianity – Spiritual Conflict
Live from your brokenness convinced that the light of God Is brighter than the darkness of your doubts We have been crushed into the creatures we are All the more moulded to be ministers of the love That rearranges our souls and heals.
There is a discipline Of trust . By which the strong Dark voices . Of doubt and desolation May be silenced . It depends on the dogged Day by day . Reliance by prayer On the God . Who dwells In darkness . Singing to us A sweeter song.
There were the years Of struggle . Faith Doubt . Anxiety And occasional glory . Was it an angel A demon . Or myself I struggled with? . And who would write The ending . Of the genesis Of my story? . Image by Free-Photos on Pixabay
What voices come to speak in the mind caught up in prayer In visions of the saints and Christ himself in conversation? How dare we interpret the inexplicable claims of faith? The numinous creates a dilemma to be confronted by doubt or devotion And who can theologise themselves out of that … Continue reading What Visions?
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