“And so the paradox of desiring a “holy heart” is to have “holes in the heart.” The blows of disappointments, suffering, failures, and rejections in everyday life break open jagged holes in our hearts.”
“I hope to slowly be stripped of my load as I grow old and older: until I am nothing, and then perhaps Christ can become everything…”
“As we learn how to become aware of the Holy Spirit’s primary work in us at the heart of every moment, we see Gods’ presence illuminating through everything we experience and everyone we meet.”
“Simply sitting in the silence of prayer, allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our constant thinking into unceasing prayer, awakens our perception to what God is being and doing in our world. It awakens a deep, transforming love in our beings.”
“We are not isolated individuals existing in sequestered cells. Rather, we are the sum of all our relationships.”
“After their astrological prognostication and perilous journey, they arrive at the house of a poor and seemingly insignificant Jewish family and proceed to prostrate themselves in front of a drooling toddler, presenting him with kingly gifts. It’s almost a comical scene.”
“Epiphany” means “to show,” or “to reveal.” This season (which completes the themes of Advent and Christmas) invites us to enter into the mystery of the early ministry of Jesus as he is “revealed” to be the Son of God throughout the gospels.