Spirituality is an awareness that we long to reach a dimension beyond ourselves It is a desire for the Incomprehensible Mystery that we believe exists and is in contact with us in a loving relationship, the Mystery we call God. The deep longing buried in each of us pulls us toward a journey of search. We seek to know God. As Christians, we base our spiritual journey in the life of Jesus who imaged this Holy Mystery for us.
My soul thirsts for the living God.
I will recognize this desire in myself and follow where it leads me.
As the deer longs for the running waters,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God.
When shall I go and behold the face of God?
But if from there you seek your God, you will find God, if you look for God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Our life is not given to us like an opera libretto, in which all is written down; but it means going, walking, doing, searching, seeing … We must enter into the adventure of the quest for meeting God; we must let God search and encounter us.
I am the utter poverty of God. I am His emptiness, littleness, nothingness, lostness. When this is understood, my life in God’s freedom, the self-emptying of God in me is the fullness of grace. A love for God that knows no reason because God is the fullness of grace. A love for God that knows no reason because God is God; a love without measure, a love for God as personal.
Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.
Waiting prayer, or waiting on the Lord, is the silent surrendering of the soul to God. It is wordless worship. It is seeking God not from without but from within. It is to seek God in your heart.
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.
Julian of Norwich
When you can see God in small things, you’ll see God in all things.