Love received seeks to become love shared. Without being mutual, love can never be a happy or satisfied love. This holds true for God’s love as well as human love. Sharing is actually the heart of Holy Communion.
Archives for July 2016
Hope is as breath to the soul. It instantly comforts and rejuvenates your inner being, so you can somehow go on when only a minute ago you were wondering how you could do just that. Back in October of 2002, I led a group of men on my annual weekend “Men’s Prayer Retreat,” at New […]
A religion can be defined on the basis of how it responds to four primary concerns, four “B’s.” They are “belief, behavior, belonging and being-with.” First, religion establishes a set of “beliefs.” To be an adherent to a particular historic faith, means to believe in or accept certain doctrines. Religionists tend to spend much time […]
We love because God loved us first. And love received seeks to become shared. This happens automatically: when it finally truly hits us, once it opens up and expands in our hearts that we are loved, and loved unconditionally, we seek immediately to share love with love, to share with others what have received – […]
God is beyond all imaging. We may project images onto the vast space of imagination, and may need to for comfort sake. Yet the God who is God, who may let us play with masks and images, acting as if this or that is God, or the seeming grounds for denying God’s existence. These are, […]
The most profound hunger and thirst is for God. Too few of us realize this, however. We spend our time and energy on the things which do not really satisfy. As St. Augustine said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”