Discernment, Prayer and the Spiritual Exercises

But, from the window of the bus I saw that the trees were beginning to put on their glorious autumn clothing; their leaves quietly changing from greens to vibrant reds, golden yellows and velvety browns before dropping to the ground. The giant old...
Autumn leaves and acorns laid out
A few years ago there was a TfL advertising campaign which said if you give money to beggars then you are fuelling their drug habit, which gave me an excuse to not give cash. But I also remember recently that Pope Francis suggested that sometimes we...
Ten pound note (new style)
It struck me that if one needed confirmation that one was going in the right direction this was it, not least because the surrounding grass is long, full of tussocks and particularly hard going in the recent frosty weather. How much easier life...
A path shining silver in the sun
Grab the dressing gown. Slip first the left then the right foot into the slippers. Shuffle to the kitchen. Click the kettle lid open. Fill with cold water, judging the weight for just the right amount! Plonk the kettle back on its stand and switch...
A shrub with red leaves
I think it's also to do with modern life though: the power of the internet, smartphones and social media has contracted my attention span I am sure. And then again, I just feel I'm not so capable of relaxing enough to read a book, because there is...
A man reading on a bench by the sea
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