One-fold Reflections

For Ryken, as for Ruusbroec, the heart of the spiritual life is the recognition that the life of each of us, when we are living from our proper and true place, is “the same ordinary ground” as that from which the brightness of the Divine “immeasurably shines forth.” This ordinary ground, this true place, is who were are in God, before we begin [. . .][read more]

The Secret Friends of Jesus

The twelve were with him, and certain women who had been healed from evil spirits and sicknesses. Mary, who was called Magdalene, had seven demons depart from her. There were also Joanna the wife of Chusa–an administrator for Herod–and Susanna, and many others. These women were supporting them from their own possessions. Luke 8: 1-3[read more]

Love in Suffering

But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from[read more]