Here is an excerpt from a short reflection delivered this morning at Cliftonville Moravian Church. You can listen to the entire audio file by clicking on the link below: ‘We come here every Sunday, to seek some form of healing. And we do so, not necessarily to expect the miraculous, although we can never … More The Search For Healing
Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God’s eyes. If only they could see themselves as they really are. If only we … More Thomas Merton: The Core Of Our Reality
Thanks to a friend I was reminded that it is 60 years and 1 day since Thomas Merton’s ‘epiphany’ moment in Louisville. Kentucky, when he recognised that our being is deeply rooted in God and each other. Contemplation and revelation is not confined to the monastery and a select few; it is a calling from … More Thomas Merton: The Transforming Nature of Reality
The mind fascinates me. It is dazzling in its complexity and can throw up some incredibly interesting questions. Take the more outlandish mental disorders as an example. The science.discovery.com website rather helpfully has put together a list aptly entitled ‘10 little known mental disorders‘ that include details of the following and really make us think: … More Mental Disorders: Confusing or Instructive?
I have accumulated thousands of books over the years, but I would hazard a guess that perhaps only a handful of those would fit into the category of ‘must haves’ or ‘books that are so enriching/life-affirming/insightful that I could not do without them! Roger Housden’s For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics’ is one such … More Exquisite Poetry: ‘For Lovers Of God Everywhere’