St. John of the Cross on “Our Most Important Task”

“Our most important task consists in remaining silent before this great God, silent with our desires as well as with our tongue. He understands only one language, that of silent love.” – St. John of the Cross in a letter to a Carmelite nun Related post: The Feast of St. John of the Cross – Mystic of the Dark Night Continue reading St. John of the Cross on “Our Most Important Task”

Solitude for Ourselves And Others Revisited

In response to my recent post, Solitude for Ourselves and Others, a reader commented, …there is a particular radio talk show that i frequently listen to in which the host advocates a meditation exercise called “be still and know”…his listeners regularly call into the show to tell of their experiences while trying the exercise and the results are interesting in that the majority of them … Continue reading Solitude for Ourselves And Others Revisited

Waiting For The Unexpected Hour – Luke 12:32-40

The collect and readings for today, Proper 14C, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 12:32-40. Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in … Continue reading Waiting For The Unexpected Hour – Luke 12:32-40