Tag Archives: Thomas Merton

From My Reading

“The poor are the center of the Church. But who are the poor? At first we might think of people who are not like us: people who live in slums, people who go to soup kitchens, people who sleep on the … Continue reading

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“Continual Renewal” – The Renovare Way to Discipleship (Part 6)

This post is part 6 in a series based on the Renovare organization’s “best practices” – which are six Common Disciplines drawn from the six Traditions of Christianity explored in Richard Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. (Find earlier posts in … Continue reading

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Collaborating with God

We were discussing the difficult concept of the will of God. My friend told me about a college student who felt called to be a missionary, but was troubled because she didn’t know if she should serve in India or … Continue reading

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Down Is the Way to Well-being by Parker J. Palmer

With permission, I am sharing this complete blog by Parker Palmer, one of my favorite writers, as it appeared on the On Being Website. It needs no expansion or explanation.   Thirty years ago, during one of my three descents … Continue reading

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Why it is so hard to love

Living as Apprentices Here’s a thought from Beatrice Bruteau in The Grand Option “I think the reason why we find it so hard to take our place in the Great Community is just because we have not clearly sorted out … Continue reading

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