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Life is a journey and for me it is like climbing a mountain. As you get closer to the top, you are closer to heaven. Whether you are on a mountain with much glory or on the mountain of suffering, you journey.....and for believers like me the journey is to a place we call heaven.
We have many other small journeys that all belong in our life for some reason and even if it seems like some stuff doesn't belong, perhaps we can learn something from it. When others treat us poorly, we can turn the other cheek and learn how to treat others in a kinder way than we might have experienced. Anyway, before I ramble on too much, I will say see you blogging.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spirituality and Gods Love

Well, just go back from Carmelite retreat, entitled... "Wounded by Love."  It was just wonderful and in case you do not know, it was about St John Of the Cross and his 2 poems, which express Gods love and how he reaches us in the Darkness, Dark Night of the Soul.    The problem is that the enormity of the light that comes from the Lord often blinds us as we are not ready to receive the fullness of HIS gift, Union with Him......the Beatific Vision........Marriage....Oneness or however you want to word having complete union with Our Awesome God.  I am not good writing on this, but will share online the highlights of the retreat, as explained  and outlined by Fr. Joseph Chalmers, O.C.(he gave me permission to post his hand-outs on my blog).  They come with some self-searching questions and I hope some of you will be prompted to go deeper into your relationship with the Lord from this.  I will say it is a journey, see that mountain top, you do not get there be patient with yourself and trust that God will take you where you need to be.
Shalom and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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