Of Darkness and Light (Vol. 1) #1 . I started in darkness with no guide but faith and I longed for the love of God . I began to break from my habits of being and my feeble capacity for love . I rejoiced in the blessed moments of peace that came upon my soul … Continue reading I Started My Journey in Darkness
This is one of the most amazing diagrams I have ever come across... St. John was a poet and an artist as well a great spiritual teacher, and I love this mysterious diagram he drew to illustrate "Mount Carmel". The middle section near the bottom has the words "nothing nothing nothing....", which inspired this short … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (19): St. John of the Cross
. Winged from beyond Our world . What do they Perceive . That we Cannot see? . And how may we Become . Like them In worship? .
This rule of life was: We are created by God In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then the Lord God formed a man[ from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish … Continue reading Lessons from a Rule of Life (2) – Created
I recently ran a series on a personal rule of life that I was exploring. This post takes one of these rules and expands it in greater detail. We are loved by God The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothingPsalm 23 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever … Continue reading Lessons from a Rule of Life (1)
. Where there is No love . Put Love . And you will draw Love out. . Words by St. John of the Cross .
. From His fullness . We have all Received . Grace Upon grace . From the Gospel According to John .
As an example of Lectio Divina (see previous post), let’s take six words, which come from the beginning of John’s Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word”. Using lectio, we don’t just read the phrase and then move immediately on. We read, and pause. Then we read again, and we start to think. For example … Continue reading The Spiritualities of Christianity – Lectio Divina – An Example
"The light Shines . In the Darkness" . from John's Gospel . Image by Gabriel P from Pixabay