“The whole purpose of spiritual direction is
to penetrate beneath the surface of a man’s life,
to get behind the façade of conventional gestures and attitudes which he presents to the world,
and to bring out his inner spiritual freedom,
his inmost truth,
which is what we call the likeness of Christ in his soul.”
– Thomas Merton
Easier to find guides than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship
“It is easier to find guides,
someone to tell you what to do,
than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship
as you work it out yourself.
This is what spiritual direction is.”
~ Eugene H. Peterson
Nothing is more precious than a heart full of dreams
in a world that has turned to stone.
From a blog with very nice photographs with not always related long texts: The Island of Truth and Lies.
Above the hypnotic waves,
on a lingering cloud, the ghost of a rainbow appears.