Quote for the Day

You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.

— Arlo Guthrie, “The Neutron Bomb” from Precious Friend

Sanctity and Struggle, or, Why Saints Have Chaotic Inner Lives (Hint: It's Because We All Do)
In Memoriam: Kenneth Leech
Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Gary Snead

    E = MC2, dark is not in the equation; light exists with or without dark, dark vanishes with light. Otherwise the eternal light of heaven, where there is, as reported in scripture, no darkness, is a lie. However, on Earth the purpose of divine light, from The Holy Spirit within us, is to pierce the darkness and guide people to see God, accepting the release from the darkness of sin and death which came from Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross.The promise is that eventually there is no darkness to pierce, only light, the presence of God.

  • http://desertfishing.wordpress.com dFish

    Merry Christmas to you…