Cultivating one spiritual virtue helps us to cultivate all the others. The 31 teachings in this Book correspond to the 31 days of the month, so there is a teaching and a practice for every day.
Author: Paul Ferrini
We may not know how to love without conditions when we come into this world, but we can use our time here to learn to open our hearts to love's presence. We can engage in a simple spiritual practice that helps us wake up, shine our light, and become an inspiration for others. There are many doors to unconditional love. Entering any one of these doors makesit easier for us to enter the others. Cultivating one spiritual virtue helps us to cultivate all the others. The 31 teachings in this Book correspond to the 31 days of the month, so there is a teaching and a practice for every day. Think of your first month of practice as a 31Day spiritual retreat. Of course, you don't have to travel to a monastery or retreat center. You don't need to leave your home or your job. You just need to create time and space within your life to focus on the Teaching and Practice for that day. As you work with these teachings each day, life will bring you opportunities to practice them. Each day you will be invited to cross the threshold. When the door opens, however unexpectedly, walk through it. In this way, you create a simple dailypractice that can transform your consciousness and your life.
Judith Bardwick , a psychologist , has conducted studies on Pill use and found
that in addition to fears about side effects , deeper probing ' showed fears that
were much less rational and were closer to anxiety about body integrity . The pill
Author: Mary Shivanandan
Publisher: CUA Press
Humanae Vitae predicted the disintegration of marriage and family life, partly as a result of the widespread use of contraception. Pope John Paul II has since articulated a fresh understanding of marriage, love and sexuality which takes account of the dignity of the human person, and especially of women. In this exhaustive and scholarly assessment of his Christian anthropology, Mary Shivanandan examines the scientific data and the theological analysis that underlie these teachings on marriage and sexuality. Her book will be an essential text for the study of the development, meaning and implications of Catholic doctrine in this controversial area.
He is so apt to be engulfed in the objective world, losing and wasting his forces in
ambition, earthly love, hate, selfishness, ... The man who knows least of himself
trusts himself least, and is often afraid and doubtful, which breeds suspicion.
Author: Lucy A. Forster-SmithPublish On: 2015-08-12
When i later came across its definition: “A debilitating mental disorder that follows
experiencing or witnessing an extremely traumatic, tragic or terrifying event. ... the
rough patches and offer the possibility of an enlarged trust that could incorporate
the fear, mistrust, violence, undoing. When one is plunged into the darkness of
trauma, having the holding love of an adult such as a chaplain goes a long way ...
Author: Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With candor, passion, and deep love for her work, Lucy Forster-Smith takes us across the threshold as a chaplain on a college campus. This vocational narrative braids the story of her faith journey that began on a porch when she was a four-year-old, was shaken by a sexual assault as a seminarian, and through healing and grace brought her to claim a call to ministry with students. With delightful humor and an infectious love for her work, Forster-Smith invites the reader into her world. Crossing Thresholds is a theological narrative, weaving together the story of faith in the context of the professional life of a college chaplain. Lighting on the power of spiritual awakening at a college, once named as the number one institution of higher education that "ignored God on a regular basis," Forster-Smith jars loose the assumptions about the avowedly secular campus. Her journey of healing and grace illuminates and guides to cross the threshold of the campus's soul.
ance . power of your presence , but it has been with a sense of love , not fear . I
would have discovered ... The peasant has given me a cup of water at his cottage
door , but trembled if I placed my foot across his threshold . The hand of beauty ...
The crossing of the threshold really represents a leap of faith , and usually there
are a number of fears to overcome , each ... We also may experience a love threshold where we fear that we will lose the love of our loved ones if we cross the ...
Author: Barry K. Weinhold
Publisher: E P Dutton
Category: Health & Fitness
Argues that dysfunctional family patterns are the main cause of adult psychological problems, and explains how to overcome the damage caused by one's childhood
For fear has to do with punishment , and he who fears is not perfected in love —
That ' s the message of St . John : God is Love ... Crossing the Threshold of Hope
Pawlowicz : The Pope ' s challenge to open up national frontiers , the frontiers of
Author: Maciej Zięba
Publisher: Religion, Politics, and Societ
On the wave of Pope John Paul II's recent extraordinary journeys to places such as Cuba and Israel comes this new, accessible survey of his teachings from one of his closest associates. Father Maciej Zieba, a Pole who came back to Catholicism after studies in physics and activist efforts with Solidarnosc, was ordained as a Dominican priest. Young, media-savvy, and down-to-earth as well as erudite and profound, Father Zieba has become known in Poland as an engaging interpreter of the Pope's teachings. Published here in English are eleven "conversations"--originally interviews conducted for a series of programs on Polish television--on the most important points of John Paul II's teachings. Journalist Adam Pawlowicz represents the reader in dialogue with Zieba, who not only clarifies these teachings but also confronts contemporary critiques. Tackling such complex issues as freedom, democracy, ecumenicalism, and sexuality with grace and equanimity, The Surprising Pope is a major contribution to our understanding of the papacy of John Paul II.
Existence ascends as we change ourselves , moving past results orientation to a
conversation between fear and love and ultimately to the surrender of fear to love
. Then we may step across the inevitable threshold , not as losers in the ...
Author: Peter White
Publisher: All in All Books
Category: Social Science
Cultural Writing. Memoir. ECOLOGY OF BEING is a philosophical memoir by Peter White. ECOLOGY OF BEING offers new approaches to the fundamental human task of finding one's way in the world. It is a valuable guide for locating true measures of meaning for oneself and for sharing life's real abundance with others. "ECOLOGY OF BEING describes how human nature, purpose and destiny relate to the quality of existence. It explains not what to do but how to be. It offers a context for understanding the immense implications of being"--from the Preface. "Peter White's ECOLOGY OF BEING is beautifully, lyrically written, with a depth of insight, a humility, and a wisdom that are moving. More important, this book is timely, a powerful call to understand the self-and the responsibilities of love-in new and transforming ways. A must read for anyone who cares about our future as individuals and as a society"-- David Lynn.
The humility of her manner here , so unI obeyed — perhaps selfishly - but I
should like what I had seen in the little I had seen have been ... I was accustomed
to I felt there was nothing I needed fear to this kind of thing , however , for Lydia at
know — that child had never sinned ... I therefore said , more carelessly or on the threshold of the door ; also Fred's than just then I felt , wife made a point of
fainting at ...
Author: Caroline Augusta White SoulePublish On: 1858
With a treasure like that at her command , she could endure to carry a while
longer on her heart the patient hope that had ... ay , more , for they served the
young from love , while they did the aged only from fear of losing their heavy
They have never and conscience you were filled with alarm , an had any love for
goodness for its own sake . ... It is under the influence of these fears that his cross
a delight . ... whether his for they observe that many who make such a father
would permit him to cross his threshold at beginning go back again to their sins .
Author: Manchester district Sunday school assocPublish On: 1855
Across the threshold ; within the shadow of the dark walls ... beat ! with hope and fear , love , and terror — hope undefined and but half hope , that he might yet
recant and be saved ; and fear lest he should be unworthy and fall from the faith
Author: Mark-David Janus, CSPPublish On: 2015-11-06
In this book, readers follow along the events of this important year taking inspiration from prayers, words of Sacred Scripture, the thoughts of Pope Francis, and the words of those that inspire him.
Author: Mark-David Janus, CSP
Publisher: Paulist Press
Specifically designed to guide readers through the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, this book is a collection of short inspirational excerpts, mostly from Pope Francis, on the theme of mercy. As companion and comfort for the pilgrimage to cross the Threshold of Mercy, it imparts inspiration from the words of Sacred Scripture, the thoughts of Pope Francis, and the words of those who inspire him.
My dear Friends , I desire you in the bowels of tender love to love one another ,
and will you A NEW YEAR'S MEDITATION ... I cross thy threshold with glad hope
, not dread . ... pain or fear or crushing sorrow to hinder my journey , than a child .
To all I love , or hope , or fear , Honor , or own , a long adieu ! ... Across the threshold led , And every tear kissed off as soon as shed , His house she enters ,
there to be a light , Shining within when all without is night ; A guardian angel o'er
I have observed thousands of people trembling whenever they are on the threshold of love , afraid . ... Fear is natural , but if you are courageous enough
and you can pass through it , if you can carry the cross of love on your shoulders
Her features are drawn ; she is worried , distressed , overwhelmed , and Piero
has no answer to give her for her fear of ... not cross the threshold of their home
and , above all , as long as no words are spoken , it will remain without
Author: Aliette Armel
The wife of the painter Piero della Francesco tells him the story of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, inspiring him to his greatest works. The story alternates between fifteenth century Italy and ancient Sheba and Israel.
Threshold of Destiny Replacing Hopelessness and Fear with Faith for America ' s
Future Francis proclaims the triumph of mercy ... If your vision is to be like Jesus ,
and you are concerned about the direction of the nation , you ' ll be moved by this
living message of grace and truth . ... 00 Disciples of the Cross The Stronghold of
God The cross is the centerpiece of our faith , yet when was the last time you ...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Publisher: Arrow Publications
We have wanted the world to become Christian without the church becoming Christlike. Yet, what happens when believers repent of judging, self-righteousness and worldliness? As the love of Jesus Christ rises within us, even in the midst of great darkness, God promises "nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising" (Isaiah 60:3). Francis Frangipane proclaims the triumph of mercy over judgment, prayer over criticism, and faith over fear. Don't doubt! All things are still possible for those who believe. If your vision is to be like Jesus -- and you are concerned about the direction of the nation -- you'll be moved by this living message of grace and truth. Let it empower both you and America toward the destiny of God. Book jacket.
Author: Institut français d'opinion publiquePublish On: 1961
If they are attracted to a boy , they are afraid they may lose him by giving in to him
; but they are equally afraid they may lose ... And so , preoccupied with their " little
treasure ” or with the gates of hell , they cross the threshold of adulthood as ...
And extreme fear can neither fight nor fly , By reprobate desire thus madly led ,
But coward - like with trembling terror die . ... Which drives the creeping thief to
some regard : As in revenge or quittal of such strife : The threshold grates the
door to have himn heard ; But as he is my ... So cross hin with their opposite