Category Archives: A Prodigious Love

A Prodigious Love: Interpenetration

"We must learn to listen to him and learn to let him enter into us.  Sacramental Communion is precisely this interpenetration between two persons. - Pope Benedict XVI [sm_hr] Interpenetration. What does this very intimate kind of communion really mean? Perhaps we are more likely to think of God as an infinite and distant God…
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A Prodigious Love – A Beggar For Your Love

"Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man" (Luke 5:8). After witnessing the miraculous catch of fish that nearly sank his boat, Simon Peter fearfully acknowledged his sinfulness in the presence of Jesus. Jesus quickly dismissed Peter's plea that he depart from him. Instead, he called Peter to be a "fisher of men".…
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A Prodigious Love: What Do You Want?

In his book Love's Executioner, psychologist Irvin D. Yalom describes a group exercise in which participants working in pairs ask each other just one question: "What do you want?" over and over and over again. Often, within minutes, the room rocks with emotion. The participants don't ask for winning lottery tickets, or bigger cars, or…
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A Prodigious Love: Something to Believe In

Our gaze is submarine, our eyes look upward And we see the light that fractures through unquiet water. We see the light, but not whence it comes. O Light Invisible, we glorify Thee! - T. S. Eliot, Choruses from "The Rock" We look about and see little children crying amid ruined streets of rubble. We…
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