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Day 46 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. As we cultivate the friendship of Christ, a point comes when we too may move beyond the particular words of the gospel to the person who is speaking, the eternal Word incarnate in Jesus and disclosing himself to us … Continue reading

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Day 45 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. This vulnerability of God opens a window that may lead us to some understanding of the world of opposites. God is total solidarity with the oppressed, the afflicted, the suffering, and the poor. Such is his revelation in the … Continue reading

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Day 44 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. God is not necessarily going to take away all our difficulties. He does something much more wonderful, which is to join us in them. Thus they become redeeming and healing for ourselves, and at the same time a means … Continue reading

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Day 43 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. The True Self is who we really are as manifestations of God, but is more or less unknown to us, or buried in the unconscious because of the development of our false self. Beyond the True Self is the … Continue reading

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Day 42 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. There’s nothing more beautiful than the uniqueness that God has created in us. It’s just buried like a diamond underneath a pile of garbage. That is not God’s fault, but the misuse of our freedom and the imposition on … Continue reading

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Day 41 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. The [Holy] Spirit is believed to be the sanctifier since he epitomizes the spirituality of total giving that characterizes the Father and the Son. The Spirit flows from the Father and the Son as an expression of their unity. … Continue reading

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Day 40 Passion Sunday – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

Please listen to all three videos and meditate on what Fr. Keating is saying .   .   The writings of Fr. Thomas Keating are taken from Spirituality and Practice. The reflections are my own. For other courses offered by … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. One of the things each of us can do to contribute to the peace of the world right now is to think of how we could bring more kindness and concern into our daily activities, however trivial. If your … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. Prayer cannot stand alone without action emerging from it. Contemplative prayer without action stagnates, and action without contemplative prayer leads to burnout or running around in circles. Contemplative prayer sifts our contemplative vision and our ideas about what we … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Lenten Retreat with Thomas Keating

. Practice unconditional acceptance of others. This practice is especially powerful in quieting the emotions of the utility appetite: fear, anger, courage, hope, and despair. By accepting other people unconditionally, you discipline the emotions that want to get even with … Continue reading

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