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“The search for God is the project of a lifetime.”

“The search for God is the project of a lifetime. It does not come at the instant of an exercise completed….Instinctively and timidly, we avoid any real encounter with God because we know it will change our lives. Oh, we go through the motions of seeking God, of  course.  But we find it very hard to believe that God is God: all knowing, all merciful, all loving, all patient.

Augustine is very clear: our God does not change.  It is we who change as time goes by.  God is God always. It is we who are so often somewhere else. After we have sought and gone through all the baubles of life, God is still there waiting for us.

After we have spent our life avoiding God, we find, when we are finally ready and willing to look, that the love of God—still alive in us—still beckons us beyond the frills and fantasies of life to meaning of what it means to be alive….The is no such thing as coming too late to God.”  

Joan Chittister, The Breath of the Soul
Eagle Cap Wilderness

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Faith

On a regular basis, I need to ask myself–do I have faith because I am comfortable or because I am challenged; because I lean on my self created, self satisfied props, or because I allow and trust the Holy Spirit to work within me?

Faith always re-creates the good world. Without faith, 
we will inevitably sink into various kinds of despair. Faith is a matter 
of having new eyes, seeing everything, even our most painful suffering, 
through and with the eyes of God. It is the only way to keep on the path 
toward love.”  Richard Rohr

Contoocook, Gould Hill NH, New England Fall

Warner River  NH