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INNER MOURNING OVER OUR SINS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

INNER MOURNING OVER OUR SINS Mere acknowledgment of one's sins is not enough unless such an act flows out of inner, heartfelt sorrow and shame. God seeks from us not so much sacrifices of animals, but a broken and contrite heart which he will not despise (Ps. 51:17). Inner mourning over our sins is a basic, primal experience that is tied to a sense of tremendous loss. The prophet Isaiah announced God's desire "to comfort all those who mourn and to give them for ashes a garland, for a mourning robe the oil of gladness" (Is. 61:3). The Old Testament uses the Greek word, penthos , 120 times to indicate the grief experienced by those in public or private mourning. Such compunction and sorrow bring to us, broken in spirit, a sense of tremendous loss. It is a sorrow at remembering the audacity at turning away from God. It brings with it a dread and fear at the prospect of cutting oneself from God and losing eternal salvation.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
REMEMBRANCE OF PAST SINS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

REMEMBRANCE OF PAST SINS For both Jews and Christians true repentance is intertwined with the concept of time in the past, present, and future. God never forgets us in the present and the future, always mindful in his fidelity toward us. But when we remember our past sins, we remember how loving and faithful God has been to us in the same past and this brings us to a present sadness that will affect the future when we live out our confession and promise complete adherence to God in the future. We are a bundle of all our experiences of the past in this present moment. It is not healthy to dwell upon our sins without hope of transforming the past with God's eternal mercy and love. But it is at the heart of true repentance and continued conversion to put God at the absolute center of all our future strivings. In times of repentance we must revisit the past that we might discover who we have been and now are so that we might be transformed in the future into a loving person, loving God ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
THE EXPERIENCE OF PERSONAL SINS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

THE EXPERIENCE OF PERSONAL SINS The weeping and mourning for our past sins through the Spirit of God's love fills us with a quaking fear and a wild and vague dread. The more deeply we feel the effects of sin and the humble goodness of God that endures forever, the greater will be our desire to allow God to be the only Center of all our strivings. This is how St. Francis of Assisi and all the great Christian saints could claim that they were the greatest of all sinners. Their very sense of sin kept them humble before God's love and gave them an awareness of what they had been in the past so they would not sin in the future.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
HOPE OF TRANSFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

HOPE OF TRANSFORMATION What Jewish repentance gave to Christianity was a hopeful longing for the Messiah to come to an individual penitent's weaknesses and make possible what would always remain impossible for the true penitent. Christianity gives us the certitude in faith, hope, and love that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, already come, who dwells as the risen Lord, given all power by the Heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit to heal, forgive, and transform our very sinfulness and its roots that lie deeply within even the unconscious parts of our psyches. Now our very sins can become a felix culpa , an opportunity in the future expressed in the present moment by true repentance to become sanctified by God's grace experienced in the holiness of the faith community of our Fathers, the Church, the very Body of Christ who transformed us into living cells in his Body.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A NEW ENLIGHTENMENT [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

A NEW ENLIGHTENMENT Thus we see the dynamics of repentance that brings us out of the darkened world of unreality and shadows into the fullness of the light of God's unconditional love. Even our sins can be the stimulus for our greater adherence to God's holy will in all things and more humble service to our neighbors. St. Augustine has aptly described this seeming paradox: I am so sure of Thy love that I dare to come to Thee even with my unfaithfulness; Thou are able to love even my infidelity. No longer do we have to run away from God. We run to God. We need more than mere desire to return home to our Father. Our acceptance of the sins and brokenness of our past and our turning toward God will not bring us permanently from darkness to light unless we courageously uproot the false self, moment-by-moment, as it tries to replant itself into our heart's soil. This means that conversion or turning always toward God to embrace his holy will in each moment is an unending process of transf...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
Page 10 Advertisements [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993
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Source: Boston College
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Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

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Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
INSCAPE [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 February 1993

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Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

INSCAPE NOVEMBER, 1993

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Source: Boston College
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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, May the mercies of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be always with you! As we enter into this month of November we seem to be caught between days that hover hesitantly, trying to decide whether fall is over and winter is upon us. It is a time when the Church calls us to remember the Saints who urge us on in imitation of their holy zeal for love of God and neighbor. We are also called to lovingly care for our beloved departed who still stretch out to us as they seek holy therapy in our incomplete relationships with them. For this month's teaching I have chosen the theme of contemplation as a continued process of passionate desiring to make God-Trinity the total Center of our lives. We know from daily experiences shared with our loved ones that if love begets love, desire for greater love begets greater desire. Simply put, the more we hunger for God, the more we hunger for God! Blaise Pascal on...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A PASSIONATE DESIRE TO LOVE GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

A PASSIONATE DESIRE TO LOVE GOD In our modem world, you and I surely are experiencing the constant cry from within to discover ourselves more and more as unique persons, capable of loving others more intimately and being loved more personally by them. There is now a great need in our de-humanizing society for an 'T-Thou," person-to-person confrontation and mutual sharing within our families, among dear friends, and above all in our prayerful relations with God. Formerly, we have engaged in a great deal of repetitious, formal prayer, especially in liturgical and communal contexts. But today the person is more important. We feel that we must be free, free to say our "yes” to God and really mean it! There can be no separation between our prayer-life and our personal life on the horizontal level of relating to those around us. So the prayer-life is that means of delving deeper into the intimate self, which the Eastern Christian and Scripture writers call the heart. This symbolic term re...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A THIRST FOR GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

A THIRST FOR GOD Before we can ever progress in greater intimacy and deeper union with the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit dwelling within us and working dynamically all around us in our world, we need that which is the beginning of all prayer, which endures all along our prayer-development, climaxing in the heavenly possession of the Impossessable who makes all other possessions vain. We must have the sincere, effective, passionate desire to surrender completely at all times to God as the supreme goal of our lives. Wandering in the desert for forty years, the Israelites characterized this desire for God as a burning hunger and thirst that only he could satisfy in their hearts. God, you are my God, I am seeking you, my soul is thirsting for you, my flesh is longing for you, a land parched, weary, and waterless; I long to gaze on you in the Sanctuary, and to see your power and glory. Your love is better than life itself; my lips will recite your praise. (Ps. 63:1-3) The t...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
GOD HAS MADE US FOR HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

GOD HAS MADE US FOR HIMSELF This spiritual thirst is at the heart of being truly human. With St. Augustine, we know in the depths of our being that God has made us for himself and our hearts will always be restless until they rest in him. It is a "stretching out" to become whole, to become the authentic, unique, beautiful person God has called each of us to become in Christ Jesus. It is a nostalgia to leave the husks of swine and return home to our heavenly Father. Thirst, in the biblical sense, is what we experience as we begin to grow in deeper union with God. How St. Paul burned with a thirst to "put on Christ"! He was ready to consider everything else as dung compared to the joy of being more and more at one with Jesus Christ. Jesus invites us all to come to him, if we only truly thirst for him. If any one is thirsty, let him come to me! Let the person come and drink who believes in me!" (Jn. 7:37-38) You have been thirsting for this water all your life. You have been prayerfull...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
PRAYER: A PARADOX [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

PRAYER: A PARADOX Simone Weil, the Jewish mystic of France, has described prayer as a patient waiting with expectancy. It is a paradox of tension that combines the absence and the presence of God; the already and the not-yet; the returning and the going; tender, loving possession and the agony of searching for the lost Lover. Prayer is a call to break the idols of God we have created according to our own self-centered needs. It is to answer God's call to conversion, to purify our hearts from the illusions of immortality, from the belief that we have an eternal beginning and no end and that we justify our own existence in ourselves.

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
CONTEMPLATION: A DIALOGUE IN BEING [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

CONTEMPLATION: A DIALOGUE IN BEING True contemplation cannot be found solely in the "give me, give me, Lord," of petition or in thanksgiving or in expiation or sorrow for our sins. But it must ultimately overwhelm us in our praise as we understand, through experience infused into us by the Spirit of God, what it means to be a gift created out of God's personalized love. We begin to understand humbly in the Spirit's faith, hope, and love what it means to belong to God completely. Jesus put it succinctly: "The Father truly loves you" (Jn. 16:27). God is more intimate to you than you are to yourself, as St. Augustine wrote in the 4th century. The Trinity of Divine Persons—Father, Son, and Spirit- -live within you, and are loving you infinitely and passionately at every moment. Nothing can ever separate you from this infinite, perfect love of God-Trinity. This experience can come only through contemplation, not by your own natural powers. Only God can reveal himself to you in a free-wil...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
DESIRE FOR GOD IS A STRETCHING OUT TO POSSESS GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

DESIRE FOR GOD IS A STRETCHING OUT TO POSSESS GOD I shall always be grateful for the insight that Origen and St. Gregory of Nyssa, his disciple, gave me. I would like to share it with you in this teaching on contemplation as a process of ever more desiring to surrender to God in deeper union with him. Their key perception is that the love of God in us is a force expanding our being and making us infinitely capable of possessing God in an unending process of greater and greater growth, depending on the intensity of our genuine desire to be most intimately one in union with God-Trinity. St. 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 that Heaven won't be an old-folks' home! There are no old people in Heaven, but only persons always becoming younger and younger. In contemplation they discover God at the heart of all his creation, especially in the image of himself that ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A PASSIONATE DESIRE TO POSSESS GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

A PASSIONATE DESIRE TO POSSESS GOD God has implanted within you the seed according to his own image and likeness to be developed through eternity. When can you and I love God enough, for he is supreme Beauty? Can you ever say enough of love when that love is God himself? This stretching out to possess ever more the unpossessable God is never a futile sadness or frustration, but it fills one with joy and youthfulness. Contemplation is ever more the deepening of your consciousness and the experience "that the true satisfaction of your desire consists in constantly going on with your quest and never ceasing in your ascent to God, seeing that every fulfillment of your desire continually generates a further desire for the Transcendent" (Commentary on the Song of Songs). St. Gregory takes the Greek word, epectasis , from St. Paul to describe the Christian's constant state of desiring always more and more to move toward intimate union with God. I can assure you, my brethren, I am far from ...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
AN INSATIABLE DESIRE FOR GOD [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

AN INSATIABLE DESIRE FOR GOD Thus as God purifies you of all taint of self-absorption, he draws you continually to "keep rising ever higher and higher, stretching with desire for heavenly things to those that are before (Ph. 3:13), as the Apostle tells us. Thus the soul moves ceaselessly upwards, always reviving its tension for its onward flight by means of the progress it has already realized. Indeed, it is only spiritual activity that nourishes its force by exercise; it does not slacken its tension by action, but rather increases it" (.Life of Moses). Your desire for God should become insatiable. You stretch out at every moment with a burning desire to possess God more and more, to be more penetrated by God’s allness and perfect beauty. You do reach some stage of resting in the Lord, but then the movement starts again. From light to shadow to darkness. You come back, as T. S. Eliot writes, to the beginning and see it for the first time. Your stability and grounding in God’s infini...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
A GREATER DESIRE TO LOVE AND SERVE OTHERS [Newspaper Article] — Inscape — 1 November 1993

A GREATER DESIRE TO LOVE AND SERVE OTHERS Your greater desire in life among all desires, your wisdom above all other knowledge, is to be more unified with God, your Beloved. It is love experienced that begets love toward others. True contemplation is authenticated by the love you show toward others in humble service, for this alone, the acceptance of others in self-sacrificing love, proves that you have truly experienced a genuine love from the Source of all beauty and goodness. God's beauty becomes your participated beauty, and such beauty always spreads itself outward, stretching toward others in loving gift. Contemplation that does not reap a harvest in shared love toward others is a deception and in the end is dehumanizing. For in one way we have begged God for the grace to be more united with him and yet insincerely on our part we have not accepted death to self and transformation into a unique, participated beauty of God's inexhaustible Beauty on earth. Transformation into a g...

Publication Title: Inscape
Source: Boston College
Country/State of Publication: Massachusetts, United States
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