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Finding sacred space, sacred grace


Last updated 1/31/2008 at Noon

It’s a Sunday afternoon and the house is as still as a sailboat cutting through a calm sea.

The recent pattering of rain has subsided and a hushed quiet makes me realize how seldom we actually slow down to be present to this kind of moment. Ours is a harried, hurried life. Last weekend, however, I had an opportunity to flee the norms of life and be swallowed in grace at a retreat I attended, drawing me into God’s light like a moth in summer. The presenter was Father Richard Rohr speaking on “Contemplation as a Different Form of Consciousness.” Wow!

What he said was most stunning:...

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