Often it is in the midst of the suffering that mystics see their greatest visions.
There are a lot of great quotations attributed to people who are not responsible for them.
When I was 11 years old, I began having head splitting aches.
A priest friend once confessed to me that he had been years out of seminary before he realized that, throughout his life, he had spent all of his time talking about God rather than to God. He had been excited by the idea of God, by all the accoutrements around worship, and by the call to justice. In all his excitement, it took some time before he realized that he had missed the central piece.
In anticipation of leaving our children for a period of four days with their stalwart grandparents, my husband and I prepared all the things: favorite […]