March 9

Reflection

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 for this Being.  As Christians, we base our spiritual journey in the life of Jesus who imaged this Holy Mystery for us.

Prayer

My soul thirsts for the living God.

Action

I will recognize this desire in myself and follow where it leads me.

Suggested Reading

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?
Ps 42:2-3

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.
Thomas Merton

You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.
Anthony de Mello

The further down my spiritual path I go, the less I am able to define. When I turn inward, I find no words. Only light, only love.
Laura Jaworski

All creatures are merely veils under which God hides.
Martin Luther

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.
Marianne Williamson.

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