We are all vulnerable and incomplete –
and in need of God’s love, grace and mercy.

All good things are a gift of grace.

Grace is the breath of Love.

Let yourself be loved;
let yourself be acted upon by God.

The soul loves simplicity and chastity.

Without purity, we cannot “see” God.

The loud drum beat of fear and anxiety
can be quieted by contemplation.

Contentment is the daughter of simplification.

Detachment makes one powerful.

To keep silence is to keep listening.

Encourage playfulness.

My awareness of God’s mysterious presence
within me
helps me become more aware
of the same presence within others.

Divine love is not fickle.
It has only one desire:
total self-giving.

To love others as Jesus loves them
is an extremely difficult,
if not impossible,
task, yet it must be
our primary goal as Christians.

The key to attaining happiness
is to give it away.
But we love hanging onto
what we’ve got.

Happiness grows only in the garden
of unconditional love.

You can give
without loving.
But you can’t love
without giving.


2 Responses to “Detachment”

  1. 1 December 3, 2014 at 5:38 am

    This is a good one.  I printed it for others to read and absorb in our office. Thank you.Cheryl D. CiraPresidentMarketing Dimensions, Inc.623 Park Meadow Road, Suite JWesterville, Ohio 43081614-890-1510  office614-581-0195”The best way to fight terrorism is to invest in education.  Instead of sending weapons, send teachers.”        Malala Yousafzai, October 20, 2014

  2. 2 mike Robinson December 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Thank you, Gerry. Advent is our annual Invitation to Simplicity as Henry Thoreau put it so well: “it is astonishing as well as sad how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day…Simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real.”

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