The Hope of Brokenness Finding Meaning in the Suffering of the Beloved

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“Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it … Read More

Contemplating the Fruitless Love of God And Longing for a Love that Changes Me

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Recently, I have been listening to several teachers talk about the contemplative life. Many of them talk about how we are the Beloved of God, and they point to Henri Nouwen’s description of Jesus’ anointing at His baptism. The Father … Read More