So too in each of us, the Spirit is always leading us on towards and encounter with the risen Christ, even though we are unaware of that guidance. We can notice the fruits even if we cannot name the roots. That is why I encourage you to become aware of the direction of the river of your life. You can become more passionate about the truth, courageous in difficulties, generous in attitudes and actions, even surprisingly serene in the face of death itself. These signs are precious. They are evidence of the Spirit at work in your life. They show that the flow of your life is towards the ocean that is mystery, love, God. And this can be true of many people who cannot make sense of “religion” as they perceive it. This hidden strand of our spiritual adventure is our normal experience of God. Not just our journey in the direction of God, but God’s journey towards us. God’s hidden revelation, like an artist secretly shaping all our lives into love”.

So too in each of us, the Spirit is always leading us on towards and encounter with the risen Christ, even though we are unaware of that guidance. We can notice the fruits even if we cannot name the roots. That is why I encourage you to become aware of the direction of the river of your life. You can become more passionate about the truth, courageous in difficulties, generous in attitudes and actions, even surprisingly serene in the face of death itself. These signs are precious. They are evidence of the Spirit at work in your life. They show that the flow of your life is towards the ocean that is mystery, love, God. And this can be true of many people who cannot make sense of “religion” as they perceive it. This hidden strand of our spiritual adventure is our normal experience of God. Not just our journey in the direction of God, but God’s journey towards us. God’s hidden revelation, like an artist secretly shaping all our lives into love”.
Michael Paul Gallagher. SJ.

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