Friday, July 3, 2009

The Last Paragraph of my Paper

A wise spiritual director once said to me “you don’t need to look for God in the great churches of the world, or in the most prolific libraries. You don’t need to listen for His voice atop great mountains or in the ancient prayers of the past, for he speaks loudest in the whispers of your heart.” As I have struggled this summer with some of the presenters and the approaches of the class, I have lost sight of what is most important, that God speaks to each of our hearts in different ways. As I stand perplexed at the over-complication of the subject matter at hand, I realize that God whispers in the simplicity of my heart, the depths of which continue to grow each day and reach levels of love that extend far beyond my own comprehension. Father John Horn, SJ is always reminding us to be attentive to the stirrings of our hearts; this paper is intended to be just that. I have avoided summarizing the course and instead chosen to summarize my heart. Like the Apostle Andrew who let down his nets to follow Jesus, I too must follow; I too must give all so that I can come to know Him and to serve His people.

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