Assisi column and steps  

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Published 6/21/10
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Lenda Honegger, Rumi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther


Dear Readers,

Our search for God can be called the search for an unchanging Truth, for if God
is not Truth, He is but a delusional concoction of our overactive imaginations.

Is there a guidebook to finding the Lord? Scripture teaches, enlightens, and
leads us to Truth. But reading the truth doesn't necessarily place the Truth in
our hearts, just as reading about prayer is not the same as praying. Finding
God is literally an act of God. He will take each of us by the hand, leading us
on a journey uniquely tailored for our personal growth. So in your spiritual
journey, don't err by comparing yourself to others. Truth is, your open,
prayerful heart will be led as He wills. Truth is......well, Truth is.

- Lisa

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Assisi, Italy
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God's Perfect Child

Truth, pour over me as a healing garment,
Filling me with hope and love and gladness.
I feel its power of love wiping away all sadness,
When down in the depths, the ladder of hope
enables me to climb the heights on the wings of glory,
My gratitude increases, I claim my heritage as God's own child.

Lenda Honegger
Christian Science writer


When you forget your own scheming,
happiness will come to you from your spiritual guide.
When you forget yourself,
you are remembered by God.
When you have become His slave,
only then are you set free.

Rumi (1207-1273)
Sufi Persian poet, theologian


God enters by a private door into every individual.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American essayist, poet, philosopher


All truly contemplative souls have this is common:
not that they gather exclusively in the desert, or that
they shut themselves up in reclusion, but that where
He is, there they are. And how do they find Him? By
technique? There is no technique for finding Him.
They find Him by His will. And His will, bringing them
grace within and arranging their lives exteriorly,
carries them infallibly to the precise place
in which they can find Him...

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
American Trappist monk and author


All who call on God in true faith,
earnestly from the heart, will certainly
be heard, and will receive what they have asked
and desired, although not in the hour or in the
measure, or the very thing which they ask. Yet they
will obtain something greater and more glorious
than they had dared to ask.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)
German priest, catalyst of the Protestant Reformation

The Last Word:

The first step toward finding God, who is Truth,
is to discover the truth about myself; and if I
have been in error, this first step to truth
is the discovery of my error.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
American Trappist monk and author
































































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.

James M. Barrie (1860-1937)
Scottish novelist; creator of Peter Pan


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