Friday, August 10, 2012

Daily 5 - Year 3, Day 354

Today's Daily 5:

  1. a super chill morning
  2. knocking a much avoided task (defrosting my freezer) off my list after several months
  3. writing my last final of the semester
  4. being 1/3 done my nursing schooling
  5. a perfect birthday gift in the mail from L.

Friday Reflections, August 10, 2012

Another challenging reflection from Henri Nouwen today:

A Window on Our Spiritual Lives

Even though our emotional and spiritual lives are distinct, they do influence one another profoundly.  Our feelings often give us a window on our spiritual journeys.  When we cannot let go of jealousy, we may wonder if we are in touch with the Spirit in us that cries out "Abba."  When we feel very peaceful and "centered," we may come to realise that this is a sign of our deep awareness of our belovedness.

Likewise our prayer lives, lived as faithful response to the presence of the Spirit within us, may open a window on our emotions, feelings, and passions and give us some indication of how to put them into the service of our long journey into the heart of God.