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"It is the living presence of the Christ within which marks the difference between "churchianity" and Christianity."
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"To love without limits, for this we were made, and it is prayer that moves us steadily onward toward the finish."
Maureen F. McCabe OCSO
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"To the heart that strives to pray always, eternity has already invaded time."
Simeon Leiva, OCSO
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"Rather than opening us deeper into the mystery of living, the overtrained intellect becomes a buffer from experience."
Mark Nepo
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"In the progress toward religious understanding, one does not go from answer to answer but from question to question."
Thomas Merton
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"A human life that stakes its all on loving will gradually become transfused with light."
Simeon Leiva OCSO
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"God is love, and the deeper one's union with God, the more full one is of love."
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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For whatever does not engender humility, charity, mortification, holy simplicity, silence, and so on, of what value is it?
John of the Cross
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"But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
to tell of all your works."
Psalm 73:28 NRSV
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"We might indeed call them the eyes of the Body of Christ."
Evelyn Underhill on the mystics
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"Silence is the essential human response to the mystery of God, to the infinity of God."
John Main
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"Anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him."
I Corinthians 6:17
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Contemplative Author and Speaker
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Carl McColman is the author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and Answering the Contemplative Call. He blogs at www.carlmccolman.com and his writing has appeared at sites like the Huffington Post and Patheos.