Today's Devotions

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nouwenAn Experience Offered to All

Some people say:  "I never had an experience of the fullness of time. ... I am just an ordinary person, not a mystic."  Although some people have unique experiences of God's presence and, therefore have unique missions to announce God's presence to the world,

all of us - whether learned or uneducated, rich or poor, visible or hidden - can receive the grace of seeing God in the fullness of time.  This mystical experience, is not reserved for a few exceptional people.  God wants to offer that gift in one way or another to all God's children.

 

But we must desire it.  We must be attentive and interiorly alert.  For some people the experience of the fullness of time comes in a spectacular way, as it did to St. Paul when he fell to the ground on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:3-4).  But for some of us it comes like a murmuring sound or a gentle breeze touching our backs (1 Kings 19:13).  God loves us all and wants us all to know this in a most personal way.

 

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Hidden Blessings

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    In the course of this book we have focused attention on the way God looks at the culture of our Read More
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