The Bible remained largely a closed book to me, until I discovered the penitential psalms during my college years.
God shows Lady Julian the whole cosmos in the palm of her hand, to indicate how tenderly He loves all that He has made yet loves each one of us more than the rest of all Creation put together.
In the second and third chapters of the shorter form of Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love, God shows us that he is with us in our suffering.
Reflections on Christ’s transfiguration and our need for transformation if we are to share in his glory.
For my Lenten devotional reading, Comfortable Words for Christ’s Lovers, the shorter version of Lady Julian of Norwich’s fourteenth-century account of sixteen visions that are sure to encourage those who love Christ today.
Chapter 3 of The Cloud Unknowing explains that, to advance in prayer, we must be willing to enter the cloud of unknowing, where it may seem that we are achieving nothing. But if we persevere, God will give us a glimpse of Himself!
In the Christian life, desert experiences are “a feature, not a bug.” We should bear that in mind as we endure the “long Lent” of coronavirus quarantines.
In Chapter 2 of The Cloud of Unknowing, we are warned that if we proceed we must meekly allow God to lead us and not let distractions slow our progress.
An excellent spiritual teacher of our own day is Englishman David Torkington, a spiritual theologian who has taught at the Angelicum in Rome. His works are highly readable and highly recommended!
Spiritual autobiography continues: how a miracle led me into the Catholic Church at just the right moment.