I came across a wonderfully analogy for the pursuit of the interior life in Dan Burke’s book, “Navigating the Interior Life.” He also maintains a website promoting the themes in his book. I highly recommend the book to anyone whose prayer has led them to an awareness that a spiritual director is needed. While you’re still […]
Short written pieces by modern writers that add color and depth in my journey to God.
Who would have thought a comedian known for his vulgar jokes would speak so profoundly about Original Solitude? This YouTube video clip has garnered over 5.3 million views. The clip specifically addresses this aloneness that leads us to happiness. In Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the Pope describes this phenomenon as Original […]
I nearly cried when I read how Pope Francis saw himself as the sinful tax collector Matthew called by Jesus to follow him. He referred to Caravaggio’s painting The Calling of Saint Matthew and had this to say: “It is the gesture of Matthew that strikes me: he holds on to his money as if to […]
I have a lot of highlights and notes from Lumen Fidei. Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here. As before, my own remarks are [in bold & italics]. Faith makes us appreciate the architecture of human relationships because it grasps their ultimate foundation and definitive destiny in God, in his love, and thus sheds […]
I’d like to continue my notes from reading Lumen Fidei. There are so many good nuggets of wisdom. This is Part 2; I posted my first set yesterday. My goal is to jot them down here and then review them more in depth in the future. Again, as with the first, my notes are in […]