In the second half of Simone Weil's, Waiting for God, there are several extensive essays on the love of God. While the first essay on school studies might seem out of place; it is in keeping with her main focus, but approached from the point of view of our love for God, rather than God's … Continue reading Part II: Simone Weil on School Studies in_Waiting for God_ (The Essays)
In short, My Bright Abyss is structured loosely as short prose entries, which include Wiman's poetry and the poetry of other poets, and his life experiences nested together as expressions of his thoughts on religion.
I came across Alain de Botton at Onbeing.org. [Side Bar: I have decided listening to Krista Tippett interviews is healthier and more helpful -- not just for my sanity but for thoughtful engagement with the world -- than seeking out news. It is not that I want to remain ignorant or live in my own little world; … Continue reading The End of Romanticism: THE COURSE OF LOVE by Alain de Botton
The Inner Voice of Love called my attention to every word and made me think and thank Henri Nouwen for sharing the writing that came out of his pain. After I had read the first three pages, I thought: how could it be that he is describing my pain? Somewhere in the middle of the book … Continue reading The Inner Voice of Love by Henri J.M. Nouwen