In our Gospel today, Jesus gives us the ultimate rule for life. It’s a rule for eternity: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
Archives for October 2021
Deeper Roots in the Spiritual Life
Deeper roots in the spiritual life, not unlike the deep roots of an elderberry tree, have a better chance of producing a bountiful harvest.
The Rocky Soil
The rocky soil is emblematic of our modern collapse of Christendom. Only God can enrich the soil of our hearts.
Life’s Emptiness: Is it Friend or Foe?
Our experience of life’s emptiness is a universal human experience. It’s not without cause or purpose, for through it God directs our attention back upon Himself, that we may have life, and have it abundantly (Jn 10:10).
St. Teresa of Jesus: Imaginary Dialogues in Avila and Seville
“Perhaps we do not know what love is: it would not surprise me a great deal to learn this, for love consists, not in the extent of happiness, but in the firmness of our determination to try to please God in everything”— St. Teresa of Avila