"Surrender don't come naturally to me." (Rich Mullins from his song Hold Me Jesus) As you see more dearly that your vocation is to be a witness to God's love in this world, and as you become more determined to live out that vocation, the attacks of the enemy will increase. You will hear voices … Continue reading The fruit that takes away life, and the fruit that gives it
In the last post entitled Opening Our Clenched Fists and Reaching Out Towards Hope, I began to paint a picture of the scary but glorious emergence from the dark valley of pain. Nouwen's metaphor of clenched fists opening - released from tension and clamoring - is a beautiful metaphor for a heart that releases its … Continue reading fixed or found? the journey from self-reliance to surrender.
Night journeys, both actual and spiritual, may fall to the lot of those who carry Jesus with them. Even the Son of God, who is pre-eminent above all others, must depart into Egypt like the rest of the family and must only come out when He is called. Let us not wonder if we, also, … Continue reading Opening our clenched fists and reaching toward Hope
"To get at the core of God at His greatest, one must first get into the core of himself at his least." Meister Eckhart "It is only when we have reached the bottom of the abyss of our nothingness and are firmly established there that we can walk before God in justice and truth." Jean-Pierre … Continue reading “Drown me in your waters”: Why hope doesn’t float