Warning: array_replace_recursive(): Argument #2 is not an array in /nfs/c06/h04/mnt/186470/domains/saintsophiadc.com/html/wp-content/plugins/addthis/backend/AddThisPlugin.php on line 701

Daily Meditations

Suffering for Love »

September 10th, 2018

Authentic love is of one piece. How you love anything is how you love everything.  Love is a quality of relationship more than a statement about the worthiness or deservedness of the object loved. (Read that twice!) Jesus commands us to “Love our neighbors as we love ourselves,” and he connects the two great commandments of love of God and love of neighbor, saying they are “like” one another (Matthew […]

Boundaries, Borders and the True God »

September 7th, 2018

By Father Stephen Freeman, February 5, 2015  Years ago, as a young seminarian, I wanted to paint icons. I knew nothing about icons, only that I liked them and that they were holy. The vast wealth of books and materials on their meaning and even on the technique of painting them simply did not exist. My knowledge of painting was also non-existent. But rushing in like a fool, I bought […]

Morning Dew. From the Morning, O Lord… »

September 6th, 2018

Morning Dew “My child,” God says, “I want you to feel yourself in communion with my splendid universe, with its uncertain aspirations, its unexpressed thanksgivings.  I want above all, especially in those moments when you seek to become one with boundless Love, that you be perfectly humble. You have often seen morning dew.  It places sparkling jewels on blades of grass and on leaves, shortly before the rising of the […]

Turning Back (Part II) »

September 5th, 2018

Turning Back (Part II) ‘The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Master, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?”… But Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as […]

On Silence and Stillness (I) »

September 4th, 2018

On Silence and Stillness (I) Although they are often used interchangeably, the terms “silence” and “stillness” are not synonymous. Silence implies in part an absence of ambient noise, together with an inner state or attitude that enables us to focus, to “center” on the presence of God and to hear His “still, small voice.” To silence, the virtue of stillness adds both tranquility and concentration. Stillness implies a state of […]