Christian Detachment

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Christian Detachment

“Everything that exists is a gift from God.  Yet oftentimes we look to the things and creatures created by God for a satisfaction and fulfillment that only God Himself can provide.  When the soul wraps itself around the things and the people of this world, looking for satisfaction or fulfillment that only God can give, it produces a distortion in itself, and in others as well.  Many spiritual writers call the process of unwinding this possessive, self-centered, clinging, and disordered seeking of things and persons ‘detachment’.  The goal of the process of detachment is not to stop loving the things and people of this world, but, quite to the contrary, to love them even more truly in God, under the reign of Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Things and people become even more beautiful and delightful when we see them in this light.  There are almost always painful dimensions to this process of ‘letting go’ in order to love more, but it’s the pain of true healing and liberation.  Christian detachment is an important part of the process by which we enter into a realm of great freedom and joy.”

– An excerpt from The Fulfillment of All Desire, Ralph Martin, p. 205

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As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. (Col 3:12-13)

“To God, the darkest depths of the human heart are as clear as the page of a book lying open in the sunlight. He knows us through and through—and loves us as deeply as he knows us! Rather than hide from him, let us put our life in the hands that fashioned us and allow him to lead us in the path of life eternal in the wake of Christ our Lord.” Magnificat, April 26, 2018

 

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Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always.

Holy Family pray for us … Amen.

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