But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night (Psalm 1:2, NLT*). Surely the psalmist doesn’t expect us to go around mentally reciting the Ten Commandments and all the extra bits of legalese that Moses added?
Adventures of the Spiritual Life by Judith Lawrence (reprinted with permission June 22, 2011) “Recollection,” says Evelyn Underhill, “is the traditional term by which mystical writers define the voluntary concentration, a first collecting or gathering in of the attention of the self to its most hidden cell. That self is as yet unacquainted with the… Continue reading ADVENTURES OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Connected by Jan Cox “My kingdom,” said Jesus, “doesn’t consist of what you see around you” (John 18:36 The Message). When we arrived at our winter residence, I expected to pick up where I had left off last April. As I had hoped the water ran, the hydro and phone worked. Wonderful! But when I… Continue reading CONNECTED
Opening the Door to Love by Judith Lawrence “Though the state which contemplatives call the prayer of quiet is a common condition of mystical attainment, it is not by itself mystical at all. It is a state of preparation: a way of opening the door. That which comes in when the door is opened will… Continue reading OPENING THE DOOR TO LOVE