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(This post continues exploring Augustine’s view of contemplation and spiritual development. To begin the series, read Toward the Contemplative Soul.) This third and last element is critical toward a contemplative soul. The cleansing process has already begun during the strategies of … Continue reading
(This post continues exploring Augustine’s view of contemplation and spiritual development. To begin the series, read Toward the Contemplative Soul.) I have a wandering mind. To focus on the Lord and His word requires extraordinary ability to put off the many … Continue reading
Spiritual practices can lead to strange and endless paths. When methodologies become the focus, they no longer serve as tools. They can become a distraction when not mastered. At worse they become a false diety claiming our time and devotion … Continue reading
Why so distant? Our alienation from God is so profound that simple reflection will not lead to divine wisdom as defined by Augustine (philosopher and Christian theologian, 354-430 A.D.). “The fact is that men as they are cannot reach the … Continue reading
I love the swing at our Fall retreat center. Carefree I sour over the lake. Leaning back, heels in the air, the pendulum rhythm carries me back and forth. After only the briefest time, my heart even stops racing from … Continue reading