MOMENTS SPENT WITH GOD in solitude nourish our souls and keep us young. Meister Eckhart, the German mystic, wrote (as translated and freely adapted by Matthew Fox):
My soul is as young as the day it was created.
Yes, and much younger!
In fact, I am younger today than I was yesterday,
and if I am not younger tomorrow than I am today,
I would be ashamed of myself.
People who dwell in God dwell in the eternal now.
There, people can never grow old.
– Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan
Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life
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Think about being in the enteral presence of God. Share your thoughts.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1, NRSV
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This week we remember:
Barnabas (June 11).
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