It’s human to want order and absolutes, yet the ‘wisdom of the years’ and our lived experience reveals a journey into mystery.
As 21st century Christians we look through the lens of history having already happened. We approach Advent in a way that already knows the next chapter of the story. There’s a deeper story that is ours, too.
How do we introduce Ignatian spirituality to children? I speak with Jared Boyd, author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child’s Spiritual Formation. Oh, and there’s a guided meditation at the end.
During a time when our imaginations are filled with the motherhood of Mary, let’s reflect on the motherhood of an older woman: Elizabeth.
Armed love is a fighting love that embraces the struggle, sacrifice, and self-donation that Christian discipleship demands.
What if when we were children we were taught how to listen in prayer, not just to “say our prayers”?
God doesn’t stop us from walking off a cliff. From mistakes can come life-shaping grace.
Antonia discovers with her daughter that “church” is more than going to church.
Why might God not seem to answer prayers? A disappointment might be the very thing that saves our life, without our knowing. “Just look at the birds,” as Jesus might say.