Posts Tagged ‘Joy Cowley’

Blessings of Covid 19 Comments 0

Monday, November 16th, 2020
Blessings

In the spiritual realm, crucifixions and resurrections are not separate, and, as  Jesus demonstrated, what is resurrected is always greater than what has died. We have all experienced this way of growth in some form or other. We need to be emptied in order to be filled. Ignatian teacher Margaret Silf writes in her book Read more

Companioning life Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
pro-life

Let’s think about this. Being anti-abortion and being pro-life are in effect, not the same thing. The first is negative and confrontational, while the second is positive and pro-active. Which is likely to work? I’m not dismissing the way we feel about the first. Abortion is always a tragedy. There may be some women for Read more

Third sight Comments 0

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
third sight

Is there such a thing as third sight? In a Faith context, first and second sight usually refer to “knowing” rather than physical vision. I suppose first sight would be “head knowing,” the teachings we are given to guide us on the pilgrimage we call Life. These are valuable maps and usually, a one size Read more

A collection of saints Comments 0

Monday, August 17th, 2020
saints

July 31st brought Ignatius of Loyola into morning prayer. However, he didn’t stay there for long. My thoughts moved on to another Saint who has had a significant influence – Teresa of Avila. Teresa hi-jacked me in 1980. I wanted to go to Toledo but boarded the wrong bus and ended up in her convent Read more

Making meaning Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020
Making meaning

People living in the fulness of the Catholic Faith will have the light of Christ Jesus in them, and this can attract people who have no religious background. We remember how Malcolm Muggeridge, a proclaimed atheist, became a Catholic after meeting Mother Teresa. Curiosity about our Faith doesn’t usually have such a dramatic result. Still, Read more

Oneness in God Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
Making meaning

Isn’t it good to be back? Corpus Christi, our first level one Mass, was a true celebration of the body of Christ. Our church was full of glowing faces, smiles, spontaneous hugs, happiness that made me think of David dancing before the Ark of the Covenant. We realised how much we had missed each other Read more

Good humour Comments 0

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Humour

Can we talk about something other than Covid19? What about Catholic jokes? Will that do? I usually enjoy religious humour. It seems to come from solid faith that is without doubt or fear. And sometimes the laughter it evokes, unwraps a little parable that stays with me. I still carry an old Marist Messenger confessional Read more

Lock-down Comments 0

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
COVID-19

It is seriously funny that animals and birds roam free while we humans sit in cages. What is the Earth telling us? I haven’t the faintest idea. But I do sense the whisper of the Divine Presence with this pandemic. Some of us are being called back home to the love from which we came. Read more

Heaven and Hell Comments 0

Monday, April 6th, 2020
Humour

When the human soul becomes aware of itself, it develops a marvellous desire to grow. It seeks spiritual food. In the early stages, most of us seek sweetness – what I sometimes call “Spiritual Pavlova.” I fed on righteousness, beauty, goodness, affirmation holiness.  The amazing grace I sought was very sweet indeed. I read positive Read more

Breath of God Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020
pro-life

No more New Year resolutions for me! The failure rate is too high. The only resolution I kept, was giving up smoking in 1976, and that was more about health than the dare. These days, I’m aware that our measurements of time are our way of managing incarnation on earth. We place a grid over Read more