Friday, July 01, 2011
located at the
Portiuncula Hermitage and Retreat Center
"God calls all of us to mental and emotional maturity. For instance, when, like a pond, our thoughts and emotions are turbulent, it is impossible to see what is on the bottom. Only when the pond is still and quiet are we able to see what's going on at the bottom. It is only when we can see clear through to the bottom that we can begin the process of purification. The simple act of calming the waters clears our soul of all turbulent thoughts and feelings. This calming and stilling of the soul can only be achieved through meditation."