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You, yes YOU, are God’s choice (Horizons of the Heart 8) Sr Kathryn's Podcast – Touching the Sunrise

The most important truth to be convinced of is not that God loves you. As broken, wounded, wandering as we each may be, as desperately yearning to know that we matter and that we are worth someone’s attention, contrary to what we might think, we do not need most to know how much God loves us. I almost cringe as I write these words. For almost 40 years this has been both my mantra and my misery, my hope against hope, the alphabet of my feelings of spiritual failure. I had not realized that I was seeking for something that was only half-true, a shabby imitation of the fierce and passionate, surprisingly disconcerting way of divine love. In the first week of the spiritual exercises, St Ignatius draws the retreatant into love through the very narrow and demanding path of coming to grips with what is not loving in one’s life. The retreatant comes to Jesus in prayer, again and again, begging for the grace to acknowledge the mystery of iniquity which spins a web of deceit around them. Repeatedly I came before Jesus begging for the grace to become deeply aware of my personal sin history and my hidden disorders. I begged Jesus and Mary for interior knowledge of my sins, an awareness of the disorder of my actions, that I might hate them and allow God to bring order once again to my life. The way of truth is the only foundation for the confidence of love. But ah! how hard is this truth!
  1. You, yes YOU, are God’s choice (Horizons of the Heart 8)
  2. How to keep love alive in violent times
  3. Jesus says: “I am the one you are looking for” (Horizons of the Heart 4)
  4. How to know for sure God loves you (Horizons of the Heart 3)
  5. The Amazing Promise of New Beginnings (Horizons of the Heart 2)
  6. Say a Strong YES to Your Existence (Horizons of the Heart 1)
  7. How to sustain prayerful strength in the face of tribulations
  8. 2022: Like Mary and Joseph Let Yourself Be Swept Up Into God’s Purposes
  9. At Christmas, it‘s okay to feel just the way you do…
  10. Meditation for Corpus Christi: The Inexhaustible Mystery of the Eucharist