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The Sacramental Dimension The last part of the book is dedicated to discussing the Sacraments and how they relate to living the Be’s. There is a reminder that the “plan” for deep conversion and deep prayer is a combination of divine grace and our cooperation with it. On the Sacrament of Reconciliation: it is a …
It’s been difficult to write the past week or so. Three kids have gotten sick so far, and I’m starting to feel the beginnings of a bad cold/cough. Not a bad ending to Lent at all. I finished the book last week but here are my last reflections for the next “Be’s”. The Fifth Be: …
Continuing my Lenten reading/reflections on Fr. Thomas Dubay’s excellent book. The ninth motive for embracing our entire surefire program may surprise you: people who are profoundly intimate with their indwelling Lord are never bored. This is so true. I find that on those days when I am thoroughly focused on God’s presence in my life, …
He makes the weak of this world mighty only to the extent that they cooperate with a determined and resolute repentance. Might comes from cooperation with God’s divine will. I’ve found this to be true in confronting venial sin in particular. When I do my best to cooperate with what I know to be God’s …
I don’t have a much of a reflection today. I’m not even going to quote from the book. There’s a lot on my mind. My daughter’s health. Actually, everyone’s health… but I’m not going to detail here. Just, I guess as a mom and a wife, these things are always on the top of my …
we do not react to evil with more evil. Need to remember this, especially in those moments when I’m fatigued, and that’s the moment when a child chooses to throw a tantrum, or talk back, or just plain be obnoxious. THAT is not the time to react with anger. That’s the time to take it …
…. together drink from the same fountains of unity. … unity is always caused. It never happens by random chance. … a divided community — in marriage, parish, religious community — is worldly and immature. Therefore, unity, oneness of mind, harmony, is a choice. The question is, where there isn’t unity, oneness of mind, harmony, …
Pages 82-84. … the gospel ideal of “one mind” cannot be forced. Nor does it arise out of the blue because good people want to be “united in mind and heart” (Acts 4:32). Yes, sensible people want this. But mere wishes and velleities are not the same thing as profound conversion. Those who have a …
Continuing to read Fr. Thomas Dubay’s Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer. Pages The second main root of conflict is seldom even noticed in our day. It is called illuminism. – emphasis mine I like to call this form of the aberration the privileged-pipeline-to-God idea. It is clear that disagreements with an illuminist spouse, relative, friend, fellow …
Yesterday, my young adult daughter had to face a tremendous cross of her own. I tried to be as strong as I could be and didn’t shed any tears until later when I was alone. She handled it by running to Adoration as soon as she could. As soon as she walked in the door …
Nor do all couples fight — many do and a few do not. What is hellish are marriages in which the spouses are not living according to the divine plan, or they are not deeply converted from their sins, mortal and venial. I’ve been putting off writing this post because I’ve written a lot lately …
Saint John of the Cross uses the sevenfold imagery of Saint Teresa’s mansions. Interesting that these are the two saints I’m most attracted to and whose works I’m also currently reading (Interior Castle and Dark Night of the Soul) If a man remains faithful . . . the Lord will not cease raising him degree …
More scraps of meditation while rereading: Page 32. stripped of [their] belongings, knowing that [they] owned something that was better and lasting I’ve only ever been in two situations where I felt so terribly alone and couldn’t cling to anyone else but God. The first was many years ago when we first moved to the …
You know you need a brain dump when your co-retreatant starts asking how you’re doing. The last couple of days were really crazy. I jotted down thoughts on and off during the day, but didn’t have the energy to put them together into a cohesive whole by evening, both days. So here I am brain-dumping, …
So. I just realized as I was doing my reading tonight that I am now on page 62 of the book, though I had planned to be around page 36 by this time. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but the next few days I’ll spend rereading the past 30 or so pages and meditating …
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