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A short Advent guest post at St. John The Divine’s website – “What brings me ‘joy on the journey’?” https://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/article/2015/11/30/joy-journey-day-two

 

The greatest of God’s secrets is God Himself.

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Words stand between silence and silence: between the silence of things and the silence of our own being. Between the silence of the world and the silence of God.

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In the silence of God we have overcome magic by seeing through what is not there, and realizing that He Who IS, is closer to us than the “is not” that tries at all times to place itself between ourselves and Him. 71

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Prayer is then not just a formula of words, or a series of desires springing up in the heart – it is the orientation of our whole body, mind and spirit to God in silence, attention, and adoration. All good meditative prayer is a conversion of our entire self to God. 44

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I was given a beautiful little book recently. It is really more an extended essay bound in hardcover and delightfully illustrated with enough space to embody the author’s thesis.

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Here are two more skills that might encourage children we influence to adopt a meditation practice.

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The importance of modelling for children if we hope they might grow up to choose a meditation practice, means two things for adults who might feel inclined to guide children towards silent prayer:

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Making The All Saints Passage
29-31 October 1999

Bede Griffiths last words – “Receive the growing Christ”. He became another cell in the mystical Christ.

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October 1999 – Re-learning Surrender Bethlehem Retreat Centre

We don’t need to fix anything in our external circumstances to make things ok. Okayness is our birthright.

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