Monthly Archives: July 2014

Daily Meditation: July 31, 2014

Jesus’ Loneliness When Jesus came close to his death, he no longer could experience God’s presence. He cried out: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:47). Still in love he held on to the truth that … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 30, 2014

Two Kinds of Loneliness In the spiritual life we have to make a distinction between two kinds of loneliness. In the first loneliness, we are out of touch with God and experience ourselves as anxiously looking for someone or something … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 29, 2014

Spiritual Dryness Sometimes we experience a terrible dryness in our spiritual life. We feel no desire to pray, don’t experience God’s presence, get bored with worship services, and even think that everything we ever believed about God, Jesus, and the … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 28, 2014

Putting Our Temperaments in the Service of God Our temperaments – whether flamboyant, phlegmatic, introverted, or extroverted – are quite permanent fixtures of our personalities. Still, the way we “use” our temperaments on a daily basis can vary greatly. When … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 27, 2014

A Window on Our Spiritual Lives Even though our emotional and spiritual lives are distinct, they do influence one another profoundly. Our feelings often give us a window on our spiritual journeys. When we cannot let go of jealousy, we … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 26, 2014

The Dynamics of the Spiritual Life Our emotional lives and our spiritual lives have different dynamics. The ups and downs of our emotional life depend a great deal on our past or present surroundings. We are happy, sad, angry, bored, … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: July 25, 2014

Digging Into Our Spiritual Resources When someone hurts us, offends us, ignores us, or rejects us, a deep inner protest emerges. It can be rage or depression, desire to take revenge or an impulse to harm ourselves. We can feel … Continue reading

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