The way we die has much to do with the way we choose to live.
God illumines a light into the world through the Annunciation. Mary’s yes comes in a place of freedom, hope, and not clinging. Ignatius gives us several exercises for making decisions with this kind of freedom.
Incarnation occurs all the time, even in our decisions. We are in a whirl of confusion and feel like we’re in darkness. Advent is a time of sitting with those raw feelings and emotions because discernment begins with observation.
Finding the present moment through a typewriter.
Why can it be hard to receive God’s love? Or another human’s? Perhaps it’s not about saying I love you in return.
Are TVs in restaurants a distraction when our conversation dips to silence? Why is silence so uncomfortable for us? Because it reveals those things we have a hard time telling ourselves.
The Christmas season ends on Sunday. The Baptism of the Lord calls us to bring people out of darkness, the dungeon of fear and despair.
Perfection personified is careful but not cautious. She burned her hands too many times before she learned to pay attention. She discovered that her greatest strengths grew out of her strongest weaknesses. Just like St Paul says: “Whenever I am weak, then I am strong.”