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THE JOURNEY OF CONTEMPLATION [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

THE JOURNEY OF CONTEMPLATION Our attitude at the start of our journey must be that of Moses as he climbed Mount Sinai: we must honestly desire to hear God. We must desire to know him deeply as person, not as concept We must be willing to destroy the idols that we have created as gods. The living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob can only be met in the desert of one’s own being, in the depths of our dread of loss and dying. So few of us have the courage to discipline ourselves, to cut ourselves off from all attachments which build up our self-centeredness, to move into the desert and surrender to God’s mercy.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
MOVEMENT FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

MOVEMENT FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT All Christian mystics since St. Gregory of Nyssa —the father of Christian mysticism in the 4th century —describe to us how the movement toward enlightenment begins in the darkness of our brokenness and sin. A faint ray of God’s light beckons us to leave our foothills and start climbing upward. The higher stages of awareness are degrees of one’s entrance into another darkness, that of God’s incomprehensibility. St. Gregory, in his Commentary on the Song of Songs, well describes this higher form of darkness: Our initial withdrawal from wrong and erroneous ideas of God is a transition from darkness to light Next comes a closer awareness of hidden things, and by this the soul is guided through sense phenomena to the world of the invisible. And this awareness is a kind of cloud, which over-shadows all appearances and slowly guides and accustoms the soul to look towards what is hidden. Next the soul makes progress through all these stages and goes on higher...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
EPECTASIS—A STRETCHING FORTH IN LOVE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

EPECTASIS— A STRETCHING FORTH IN LOVE Thankfully, Origen and his disciple, St. Gregory of Nyssa, borrowed a very important insight from St Paul. Paul used the Greek word, epectasis (Ph. 3:13), to describe how he lived in a perpetual state of stretching out toward God as his goal. Further, the love of God in us is a force that expands our being and infinitely enables us to possess God in an unending process of continued growth. Gregory describes true perfection as “never to stop growing towards what is better and never to place any limit on perfection” (On Perfection) . I am so relieved to learn that Heaven won’t be an old-folks’ home! We will find no old people there —only those who will grow younger and younger as they stretch out in loving service to become a vital part of the entire universe, discovering in contemplation God at the heart of all his creation. Grace, or the life of God within you, both in this life and in the life to come, presupposes growth in acceptance of a lovi...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
LOVE IS A CONTINUED GROWTH PROCESS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

LOVE IS A CONTINUED GROWTH PROCESS God as Love is limitless. Our desire to possess Love should also be limitless. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. As Gregory writes: “....it may be that human perfection consists precisely in this constant growth in the good” (Life of Moses ). Such a stretching forth to higher perfection and greater assimilation into the Absolute, is a motion toward greater being and yet it is the stability of entering into the seventh day of God’s rest. Motion for Gregory and for the true contemplative means more than moving from one stage of perfection of another. The very’ transcendence of God is the reason that perfection itself is constant motion. God is eternally at rest; yet he exists always in an outgoing motion of love to share himself with others. Thus, as God purifies us of all self-absorption, he draws us continually to “keep rising ever higher and higher, stretching with a desire for heavenly things toward what lies ahead” (Ph. 3:13). We “will always...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A STRETCHING TOWARD OTHERS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

A STRETCHING TOWARD OTHERS The greatest desire in life among all desires, the wisdom above all other knowledge, is to be more at one with God, our Beloved. Love experienced begets love toward others. True contemplation is authenticated by our love shown toward others in humble service. For this alone, the acceptance of others in self-sacrificing love, proves that one has truly experienced a genuine love from the Source of all beauty and goodness. God’s beauty becomes participated beauty and, as such, always spreads itself outward. It stretches toward others in loving gift of service. Contemplation that does not reap a harvest in shared love toward others is a deception and in the end is dehumanizing. True contemplation is always begetting, becoming the other in greater unity of love as we stretch out to become love. Contemplation is not just turning aside to be alone with God for an hour of prayer. It is the gift of God’s loving presence within us so strongly felt that we can find G...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997
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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 January 1997

NEW YEAR’S BOOK SALE Treat yourself or another to the following books* by Fr. Maloney, now at greatly reduced prices: 1. DEEP CALLS TO DEEP Originally sold at SIS; now offered for a donation of only $6. 2. LLSTEN, PROPHETS! This popular book was recently reprinted. Publisher’s price: $l5. Our limited-time offer: a donation of $6. 3. NESTING IN THE ROCK Sold for $9; now offered for a donation of $5. 4. CENTERING ON THE LORD JESUS Sold for 57.00; now offered for a donation of $5. 5. JESUS PRAYER FOR MODERN PILGRIMS Sold for $7; now offered for a donation of $5. *Available by mail order only from CONTEMPLATIVE MINISTRIES; 850 Coastline Drive; Seal Beach, CA 90740. Please add $1.50 s/h for orders up to $l5 and 15% of total on orders over $l5. [Checks payable to Contemplative Ministries.] 1111111 f 111 * t 11111111-Itl-111- f t-11-11 INSCAPE A subscription to our monthly teaching is truly a gift for all seasons —nourishment for the heart and soul delivered right to your door! Please send...

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

INSCAPE FEBRUARY, 1997

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Source: Boston College
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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be always with you! This month we celebrate the holy liturgical time of Lent and the feast of love, St. Valentine’s Day, which are interconnected. During Lent we are driven into the desert of our hearts by the same Holy Spirit who drove Jesus into the physical desert for forty days and nights (Mk. 1:12; Mt. 4:2; Lk. 4:1). For Christians throughout all ages this has been the model for us “returning to our true self.” That return necessitates a battle against the crippling, demonic forces that inhabit our interior psyche as well as our exterior environment. Valentine’s Day calls us to gratefully remember those who have called us by our name to be the unique, beautiful person God wants us to be. St. John tells us that when we love one another, God’s love in us is being perfected (1 Jn. 4:12). Thus, we must determine how much we really love God an...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
EMBODIED IN LOVE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

EMBODIED IN LOVE We have been created by God out of his infinite love to live, move, and have our being in God. Because we do not know where we came from or where we are going, we prowl about this earth seeking what we can devour, in a feverish hunt for happiness. We look for it n money, possessions, travel, food, sex, and yet all creatures fail to feed the hunger in our hearts for a love that never ends, a happiness that never stales. From the first time we wept as infants left alone by our mothers, we began learning that no one can be happy without love. By ourselves we are helpless, threatened, anxious—fragile as cut flowers. Without our roots deep in the common soil, touching the roots of others, we dry up and wither. Only by touching another do we know where we leave off and the mystery of the other begins. Only by authentic love can we penetrate that mystery. As babies raised without the touch of love soon pine and die, so do adults if they separate themselves from those who w...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
MADE BY GOD TO FIND HIM IN OTHERS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

MADE BY GOD TO FIND HIM IN OTHERS God said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make him a helpmate” (Gen. 2:18). God wants to give himself to us in every possible way: first through Jesus, who loved and touched his people with a human heart and human hands; then through the Holy Spirit, who knits us all into one seamless cloth that wraps the world; and finally through the hands of others who lay God’s hands of love on us as ours are laid on them. When we open ourselves to God we allow him to touch us, like the sun touching the heart of an unfurled flower. Closed, we cannot be reached by God or human friends. But a life spent loving is a life spent being open in selfgiving to God and neighbors. To reach out and receive, we must open our hands. To be loved, we must first love. Your dearest friend is your path to God, the tunnel at the end of which you begin see a transforming light. In the face of a woman laboring to give birth or of a friend crushed by low self-esteem, you s...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
TOUCHING OTHERS IN LOVE, WE TOUCH GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

TOUCHING OTHERS IN LOVE, WE TOUCH GOD Deeper and deeper you dive, dropping your own veils of ego, selfdefense, and falseness, until you touch God in the other and then both stand before each other and God as newborn babies. At this you will see not only the image of Christ as he might have been while on earth, but also the pillar of fire, the plume of light that led the Israelites through the desert, a dance of all the tender energies of God re-creating the world in, around, and through us. As the veils fall, we see God not through a glass darkly but face to face in the light of love, in the one through whom God sees and touches us. Each moment in which we give and receive love, we touch God. When human hands meet in love, human bodies in desire to give and receive divine energies, God once again becomes embodied, incarnate, taking form as we offer each other our love. God knows who we are and what we need because God made us, and made us so that we could marry soul to body, spirit ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN Can we be called “human” only because we were bom of human parents? Are we simply of animal origin, chief among predators, successful at satisfying needs for food, sex, and survival? Yes, one part of us is as simple and crude as the cat who pricks up its ears at the squeak of a mouse. Yet we differ from the animals in that we are molded in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27), with an early awareness in childhood of a separate world around us, and later of our deep-running bloodline with the body of our race and planet. Psalm 8 asks the question of God: “Ah, what is man that you should spare a thought for him, the son of man, that you should care for him? Yet you have made him little less than a god.” (Ps. 8:4-5). And so, despite our flaws —our failure to see and grow beyond the carapace of our own flesh or embrace another as ourselves —we are fundamentally good, because we are created to share the life of God. We know empty darkness only because we know the lig...

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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
TO LOVE AS GOD LOVES US [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

TO LOVE AS GOD LOVES US Because we deny our own mortality and fearfully refuse to wrap ourselves in the swaddling clothes or the death shroud of another, we remain deaf and blind to God’s dance with his creation. Only by hiding our true nature from ourselves, that of being love as God is love, can we fail in those intimate spaces of our lives where we must express true selfsacrificing love toward others. Why are we so afraid to love others as God loves us? Because perhaps we know that human love, in which God meant to encounter us through the embrace of creation, can be twisted into selfishness and even abuse of another. Simply knowing our need for human touch and love is not necessarily the fulfillment of it. Like a man trampling women and children to escape a burning building, the false ego tries to save itself by killing, not by giving self to others in godly love. Gregory Baum suggests that we find it hard to love because we find it hard to grow up (Man Becoming). Growing up mea...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
SANCTIFYING OUR HUMAN SEXUALITY [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

SANCTIFYING OUR HUMAN SEXUALITY In this life and in the next we will always be sexual, whole beings who learn to love God and the entire created world in and through our human sexuality. What we feel about ourselves sexually, then, reveals what we really feel about our identity, about God, and about other human beings. Carl Jung wrote that sexual problems were invariably religious problems and religious problems always turned out to be sexual ones. Because God is love and gives himself to us as the incarnate Christ, we know God through flesh and spirit. That same flesh and spirit pours out the love we are given, the love we now are . As God is married forever to the material world in the Incarnation, so we learn to love in and through our entire being as embodied in our unique sexuality. Our maleness or femaleness will color the expression of our love toward other human beings and toward God, as light is changed by shining through stained glass. Our psyches are rooted in our “bodyse...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
TRUE LOVE IS A METAMORPHOSIS, A TRANSFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

TRUE LOVE IS A METAMORPHOSIS, A TRANSFORMATION Living for the other’s true self is the way we discover our own true selves. We are as surprised at our discovery as the larva must be when it wakes to find itself a butterfly. To lock ourselves and our loved ones in the chrysalis of our selfish expectations is never to know the winged, manycolored mystery both of us might be. The sacred intimacy of true love is a sign that our call to oneness with the heart of Christ must be heard in the voices of our human friends and family. In commitment to another, we throw away all the dead weight of our false self to share who we really are, entrusting ourselves to another. Our need is to give as God gives, receiving nothing but the joy of the other, imposing no conditions and making no demands. Only when we dance in the endless circle of love shared by the Trinity does our true self meet that of the other. As Jesus washed the feet of his friends, so we bend to serve the goodness growing in the o...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
WONDER AT THE “NOT-YET” [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

WONDER AT THE “NOT-YET” To give ourselves completely as a child opens his arms to his mother, we have to be open to surprise and ready for anything. Like sexuality, love is tinged with newness and wonder at what will be in the “not-yet.” We hope always that through love we will be taken where we cannot go by ourselves, into the land of milk and honey where we feed others and are fed. True love never consumes uniqueness, but preserves individuality in unity. As God draws us into the heart of the Trinity, we become at once more truly ourselves and more truly God’s. Love is manifested in the ordinary events of daily living, since we give all we are and receive all we can be in the context of workshop, nursery, and office. When we discover the energies of God in each other, we pour those energies into all we do, reconciling the world to the Father (2 Cor. 5:17-18). True love is the ability to see with the eyes of God, to go beneath the skin and plunge straight to the heart, where the ot...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997
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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1997

AUDIO TAPES We offer a set of seven tapes by Fr. Maloney to supplement this month’s teaching on love. 1. DR 3: CONTEMPLATION AS LOVING ATTENTIVENESS 2. DR 19: LIVING IN A DIVINE MILIEU 3. DR27: FREEING POWER OF LOVE 4. DR 30: CONVERSION TOWARD OTHERS IN LOVING SERVICE 5. DR 39: PRAYER OF THE HEART—LOVE IN ACTION 6. R 091: HUMAN SEXUALITY 7. R 089: LOVE HEALS ***A donation of $25 for the entire set or $4 per tape will help cover our costs of taping, shipping, and handling. Order from and make checks payable to Contemplative Ministries ; 850 Coastline Dr.; Seal Beach, CA 90740. *ll f*f • 11 f 111 *tf • f ■ t-tllllll f■tf ■ t- f 111111 f ■ FR. MALONEY’S BACK! On December 27, Fr. Maloney underwent surgery to remove arthritic spurs from his 3rd, 4th, and sth lumbar vertebrae. The power of the healing Lord was evident as he and his friends celebrated Liturgy in the hospital four hours after the operation and has continued to do so daily after he returned to the Center two days later. He i...

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Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 March 1997

INSCAPE MARCH, 1997

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