Heart of God Hermitage

​HOUSE OF PRAYER

Reflection

 

Unity in the Heart of God

Love unites all, whether created or uncreated. The heart of God, the heart of all creation, and our own hearts become one in love. That's what all the great mystics have been trying to tell us through the ages. Benedict, Francis, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Dag Hammarskj^ld, Thomas Merton, and many others, all in their own ways and their own languages, have witnessed to the unifying power of the divine love. All of them, however, spoke with a knowledge that came to them not through intellectual arguments but through contemplative prayer. The Spirit of Jesus allowed them to see the heart of God, the heart of the universe, and their own hearts as one. It is in the heart of God that we can come to the full realisation of the unity of all that is, created and uncreated.
Henri J.M. Nouwen.


​Learning to Live Contemplatively

Allow yourself to be penetrated by God's look, to discover God who gazes at you, to attach yourself to God's presence ...

The presence of God does not allow itself to be gasped by human intelligence; with God it is an affair of the heart.

Peace must be cultivated every hour of the day ...

Those who endeavor to avoid complaint develop a great gentleness of heart. The benefit from a grace that we can call the courtesy of the Holy Spirit which infuses into the hearts of those who love a gentle way of thinking, acting and reacting ...

Fr. Louis Marie Parent


I Bet God

If God let go of my hand,

I would weep so loudly,
I would petition with all my might,

I would cause so much trouble
that I bet God would come to His senses
and never do that again.
 
Meister Eckhart