The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. Lamentations 3:22 Most of the time I think we live in a obsessive-compulsive world. Go, go, go – more, more, more seems rather routine attitude. I don’t exclude myself from this. I can get dead set on the task, idea [...]
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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matt 7:7 So often when I pray with Matthew it comes down to trusting in God. While we can be sure God will answer our prayers and open new paths as we need, [...]
Have you ever referred to someone as ‘a good person’? I have, and then I have thought to myself, what does that mean? Is a person ‘good’ because they treat me well, or are easy to work with, or perhaps just have a pleasing nature about them? Keating says this fruit of the Spirit is [...]
“Help me to learn God’s gentle way.” Keating refers to the fruit of gentleness as ”our participation in God’s way of doing things at once gentle and firm….”
There are many distractions and temptations that can lead us astray from our intentions. In his description of faithfulness, Thomas Keating describes the “daily oblation of ourselves and all our actions to God.” This phrase strikes me because it speaks of the intentional effort we must make to pray for strength and to turn all [...]
Meekness has always been a difficult fruit for me to accept. Too often I have associated it with being kind of wimpish; being unable to speak up or stand up for oneself. A meek person, in my book, was huddled in the corner in fear. When I began to read Thomas Keating, I began to [...]