Caravaggio. The Penitent Magdalene. Doria Pamphilj Gallery. The deepest desire of our hearts is intimacy—to be known, understood, and loved. But we are afraid to be known because we carry deep scars from profound suffering and regrets. We have all […]Read More about The Heart Is So Fragile And Shy
Alex Venezia. Haunting. In every generation, great preachers, writers, and theologians have taught us about the eternal things of God as they have understood them. In every generation, too, there have been a few very ordinary people who have been […]Read More about The Mystic’s Gift
Our spiritual journey is a love affair. It is a leaning into God, listening longingly for His heartbeat. ~BettyView Meditation about February 4
Dear Ones, Here in the silence of my tiny room at the nursing home, I sit lonely. The diminishments and pain of aging continue unremitting. I cannot hear, my eyesight is failing rapidly, and now, my joy and comfort in […]Read More about A Letter From Betty
André Grioux. Forest Interior with a Waterfall. National Gallery of Art. Humility is the way of Love. The descending way of humility is the movement toward the true self’s realization. It is the highest virtue and the root of every […]Read More about The Descending Way
Berthe Morisot. Dans Le Parc. Petit Palais, Paris ‘I am loved by God more than I can either conceive or understand.’ Let this fill all your soul…and never leave you. You will soon see that this is the way to […]Read More about What Would It Be Like?
Jean Baptiste Carpeaux. Pietà. Metropolitan Museum of Art To grow, to be reborn, one must remain vulnerable–open to love but also hideously open to the possibility of more suffering. Anne Morrow Lindbergh If we are to come face to face […]Read More about God’s Hideous Vulnerability
When our hearts finally awaken to Love, the Spirit begins to move in us, completely changing our life and focus. ~BettyView Meditation about June 20