Our Divided Heart

But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul the ruler of demons.” Others put him to the test by asking him a sign from heaven. But he knew their thoughts. He said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, with household against household.” Luke 11: 15-17 The episode related in[read more]

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]