Ignatius exemplifies, a life of excess and self-importance are not satisfying alternatives to what a life lived in Christ can offer.
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You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours. Do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace. That is enough for me. The invitation is there for you, to open the window of your soul and discover God who is ever present and actively at work in all things. Skip to content February 6, February 5, theologyisaverb Leave a comment.
Will Here there is a beautiful recognition that God is God and I quite simply am not. Be Done. Peace, Advertisements. October 11, October 1, theologyisaverb Leave a comment. Yet, this invitation of Christ is not without risk, for this openness to love entails: Considering the armor that we have used to protect ourselves in the past. What is my go to defense, that shields me from the experience of pain and keeps my distance from the love that God has for me?
Rather than in the security found in the things of this world, be it in wealth, power, pride, or vengeance we are called to find our strength in the counsel, generosity, righteousness and compassion of God. Acceptance that our hearts may be broken by others.
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For any of us that lay our hearts and lives bare in our discipleship, we understand all too well this reality. Still, one look at the cross and life of Christ and we recognize that vulnerability means a willingness to give without counting the cost. Are we willing, like St. Ignatius to lay down our sword to become men and women for others?
Radical forgiveness. Yet in these moments grace and healing await too. If we hold on to our pains, it can be quite difficult to open up fully to anyone else, or to share in the intimacy of Christ. At one point he describes forgiveness as "the glue that holds the human family together;" I see evidence of that truth in my own life. U According to Kent Nerburn, "We must learn to recognize the difference between letting go of hurts and standing up against wrongs.
Unfortunately, I have seen more than one example where the human race, specifically families, have lost that 'glue' because one party has been unwilling to forgive. I loved Calm Surrender, I found it a fountain of wisdom, with page after page bubbling with powerful philosophy.
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Nov 30, Tiffany added it. What an incredible read, written with so much reality and soul, it's like a stretcher that carries you through the reality of the wrongs but beyond the pitfalls of hate, to a place of healing without making light of the wrongness.
What a gift, I would pass them out to eveyone if I could, such a blessing to me I had to re-read it several more times Aug 17, Crystal rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This small book details how to let yourself forgive yourself and others. It's a very calm and accessible read and worth giving it a shot especially if something large is hanging over you that you are having a hard time letting go of. Sep 15, Jacqueline Snider rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a truly amazing book.
The chapters are wonderfully emotional, challenging of mind and transforming of spirit. For anyone that knows they must forgive themselves to move on and grow as an individual: This book is for you. May 26, Renate rated it really liked it Shelves: Sincere and not too preachy. Linda rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Michelle rated it really liked it Dec 30, Theo rated it really liked it Feb 24, John rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Dayna Turner rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Tom Hannan rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Leigh Austin rated it liked it Nov 10, T rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Margaret Chan rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Therobertsrv rated it really liked it Mar 15, Tommy rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Pat Peiffer rated it really liked it Sep 10, Marg Clarkson rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Ann rated it really liked it Aug 07,.
This haunting question spurred author Kent Nerburn to write Calm Surrender.
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As he recounts the experiences of people who have suffered much and asked for little, he takes readers on a moving journey, urging them to remember that "forgiveness cannot be a disengaged, pastel emotion. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow.
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