Tag: jesus

The Life in Christ

In our prayer group this past week, we had an opportunity to read Chapter 22, The Life in Christ, from Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation.  It was a chapter rich with concepts as we discussed the mystery of Christ living in us.  There were some basic points that I gathered from the beginning of …

Finding My Integrity with the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

As we approach the month of June and celebrate the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I found myself in prayer, contemplating God’s boundless and passionate love for us.  I sometimes find praying in the Ignatian style to be helpful as I try to contemplate Jesus’ teachings.  Part of this prayer is to rely on my …

I am loved

In prayer group, we recently covered Chapter 10 from Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, A Body of Broken Bones.  I could have titled it, “I am loved in spite of my unworthiness.”   In this chapter, Merton talks about God’s grace and unconditional love, compassion and being one with all.  A key concept in …

Humility and Faith

The themes of pride and humility pop up in my life frequently.  It seems to me that this is one the major things I’m supposed to work out in my life here on earth.  Once more, I come face to face with these topics this week.  I have been re-reading Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of …

Contemplation

Life transformation in Contemplative Living I am called to wholeness and integration into our community, our culture, and our society.  My response to this is to be in contemplative living, the activity in daily life prompted by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Contemplative Living and Contemplative Prayer I use contemplative prayer to help me …