Special Kind of Heart Intention

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

We don’t give ourselves completely to this path [to be a servant of love through the path of prayer], and therefore we do not obtain the blessings we desire in a short amount of time. Because: it seems to us we are giving all to God, whereas the truth of the matter is that we ...

Luminous Darkness by Howard Thurman

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

This passage is from the book, Luminous Darkness by Howard Thurman (1899-1981), theologian, mystic, and civil rights mentor. In 1936, he led the “Negro Delegation of Friendship” to India and met Mohandas K. Gandhi, advocating the application of nonviolence to the African American struggle for freedom and equality. The format of the narrative paragraph has been changed …

Reclaiming Your Singular Intention

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

“Centered on the search for the Absolute, the common role of monastic life in all religions stands as a sign, reminding humankind that the aim of human life is not possession of perishable goods but rather, to become one day, “citizens of heaven,” a privilege that all can begin to enjoy, here and now, through …

Meditating with John of the Cross

Beverly Lanzetta Meditations, Practice

“A la tarde te examinarán en el amor. Aprende a amar como Dios quiere ser amado, y deja tu condición.” “When evening comes, you will be examined in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting.” Sayings of Light and Love, St. John of the Cross, p. 60   …