Are we there yet?…

“Those who think that they have arrived have lost their way”. Henri Nouwen.  Many people think that because of their spiritual conversion they have arrived. They assume they have the right answers and they are living on the right side of the tracks.  When did we get it in our heads that we have arrived.Continue reading “Are we there yet?…”

The Mirror of God..

We all have a soul. Every person that breaths has a soul but we are not the same. Our souls are at different stages of being transformed and at different rates, but our souls are constantly being formed. This takes practice and opportunity.  God enters our lives and there is soul transformation. When the SpiritContinue reading “The Mirror of God..”

Let the will of God be your life….

No Return: Giving oneself to God “When you leave the world to give yourself to God, there is no return.” Nouwen Questions to ponder… Can we only give ourselves to God by leaving the world? Or, conversely, do we only give ourselves to God by immersing ourselves in the concerns of the world? Or canContinue reading “Let the will of God be your life….”

Learning to see…

Even the most adoring parents imperfectly reflect who we are. The joys, fears and hurts that have shaped them are borne in their faces and are invisibly edged in the children’s hearts…. Privilege can be as profound as deprivation when it comes to our failure to see ourselves. Our circumstance, however varied, show up inContinue reading “Learning to see…”

I, We….They,They,They

Words taken from The Dangerous act of loving your neighbor by Mark Labberton. “We”is a set of invisible goggles we never take off, not least because we have no sense we even have them on. We look out on the world with the lenses of our instincts and Social Grooming. we think we see theContinue reading “I, We….They,They,They”