Quote for the Day

The hound that runs after the hare only because he sees the other hounds running will rest when he is tired, or go home again. But if he runs because he’s seen the hare, he won’t stop, however tired he gets, until he has caught it.

— Walter Hilton, The Stairway of Perfection

Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
Entering the Year of Mercy: Are You Willing to Take the "Rahner Challenge"?
Is Mysticism Genetic?
Sanctity and Struggle, or, Why Saints Have Chaotic Inner Lives (Hint: It's Because We All Do)
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.

  • Ellen Duell

    Persistence can be good, but I identify with the hare! Nonviolence is powerful AND kind. “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Psalm 33:5b)

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlmccolman/ Carl McColman

    I think that’s good that you identify with the hare: since in this analogy, the hare is God.

  • http://www.philfosterlpc.com phil foster

    Somehow brings to mind SOS, Mirabai, or Rumi. Thanks, Carl. Peace.