Tag Archives: John O’Donahue

Discovering My True Self

I know I shouldn’t compare myself with others. There’ll always be someone who is kinder, wiser, and taller than I am. But it’s not so easy to let go of comparisons when it seems like I’m the only one in … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, Rob Des Cotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Between My Selves

I gather up my courage and for the second time talk with my spiritual director about being overweight. “I’m so confused,” I lament. “De Mello says ‘Don’t change.’ Richard Rohr points out that two of the four gospels begin with the call to … Continue reading

Posted in False Self, Lent, Overeating, Spiritual Direction, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

God Is So Beautiful

“Ever since I was twelve years old, I have been deeply moved by beauty,” a friend wrote in response to a recent post. “When I take my morning coffee out onto the back deck, I am surrounded by so many shades of … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beauty Stares Me in the Face

Every time I look in the mirror, I’m reminded that I don’t look very beautiful. Ouch. Did I say that out loud? Beauty is a sore subject with me, yet over the past few years God has awakened me to its glory. … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Popular Posts, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments