I hadn’t gotten a speeding ticket in 11 years. Soon after, I noticed that my slower driving was done out of fear, not a desire to be safe. Often fear dictates our actions and keeps us from fully being ourselves.
Songs and smells are two of the most powerful recallers of memories. Praying with them lets God into the intimate details of your life. Perhaps those magic “sensual” moments are a way of God revealing something special to you.
An online cartoon and Rent both speak about the universal fear of losing one’s dignity. It comes with aging, sickness, and stigma. Who will care for me? Who will love me?
We’re told not to be a quitter, but sometimes there are great benefits in saying “no” and quitting. It all depends on what our investments are and what we’re willing to invest to progress in our God-given calling.
Ever distracted in prayer? Only about 100% of people are. Pay attention to your distractions. Perhaps they are a way God is speaking to you.
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, Barney looked over the last 24 hours of experiences to see what his heart told him on his cardiogram. It’s a practice we can use in the spiritual life, sans the cardiogram.
A scripture reflection on God’s providing to us always. The Bible has many examples of this, including from the 1st readings in the 19th and 17th Sundays of Ordinary Time: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; 1 Kgs 19:4-8
One of the hardest ways of prayer is praying for those people who you said you’d pray for. It’s easy to tell someone that you’re praying for them but sometimes hard to remember. Thankfully our thoughts about others can become prayers for them.
How can you be a contemplative in action? Rest and reflection! A reflection on Mark 6:30-34 using the Ignatian method of stopping, resting, reflecting, and then going back to work. It’s a must in any faith life.