The Messenger

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Christmas Edition 2023


“Bidden or not, God is present.” These words were inscribed over the door of the home of the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung as a reminder to all who entered that they were in the presence of the holy. Similarly, “The Mystic’s Prayer” is one of my favorite prayers and one of the simplest: “God, we know that You are here. Help us to be, too.  Amen.” 

 It is so easy to move through our days as if on autopilot. Being present for others, let alone God, can be challenging. Sometimes we find it difficult to be present to ourselves! Our time is often spent doing, producing, and achieving rather than simply being  present to those around us. And resting in God’s presence, if we’re honest, doesn’t  usually make it on our to-do list. 














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