Tag Archives: Joan Chittister

From My Reading

“[There is a particular resistance] that invariably crops up any time we consider times of genuine solitude. It is the almost overwhelming feeling that we will be passed over. Now, what we say is, “I want to be available to … Continue reading

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Being Awake for the Sunrise

LIVING AS APPRENTICES “The Sufi tell of the disciple who asked the elder, “Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?” “As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.” “Then, of what … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

It seems I am incapable of sharing anything with anyone without turning it into a “teach- able” moment.  I usually consider that a gift, but I am well aware that it can become tedious as well.  Still I persist.  Here are … Continue reading

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“What am I when I am not what I used to do?”

Did you ever have the experience of finding just the right book at just the right time?  It happens to me quite often.  This time the book is The Gift of Years,  Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister.  The second … Continue reading

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Contemplation and Social Justice

A quote for today from Joan Chittister: “Contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God. It brings us, as well, face to face with the world, face to face with the self. And … Continue reading

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