Encountering the ‘Nones’

“When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come.” Luke 11: 2 In The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa of Avila, as she reflects on the teaching of prayer in the Our Father, tells her sisters quite simply that “wherever God is, there is heaven.” From this she goes on to speak about[read more]

Being Pruned by the Word

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.  You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.  Remain in me, as I remain[read more]

Your Kingdom Come In Us

Jesus said to the disciples: “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come.” Luke 11:2 Jesus tells us to repent because “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” We are taught throughout the spiritual tradition that we are not to search here or there for God’s kingdom because it is within us. Yet, as[read more]

Loving All In God

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his[read more]

Thanks and Praise For It All

So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.  He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all  his family were baptized at once.  He brought them up into his house and provided a meal and with his household[read more]