Thursday, July 30, 2015

Finding God in All Things

I decided to try blogging about the podcast I heard on "On Being" with James Martin. When I first listened to it, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I saved it to my phone and have "re-listened" to it several times. Today when I listened again, I realized how much I'd forgotten, and that's when I thought I'd try writing about it.

I encourage you to listen to the podcast. (Or read the transcript - available on the page linked above.) Maybe you'll gain as much insight as I did. It's blessed my inner life.

I was barely aware of Jesuits before hearing this podcast and I still barely know anything about them. But I found James Martin not only inspiring but funny and wise and easy to listen to.

I've read a few books by James Martin as well, and highly recommend them, too. Years ago, I read My Life With the Saints. I wrote about it in my other blog. I didn't realize until later, after hearing the podcast, that the author of that book and James Martin were the same person.

After hearing the podcast, I read The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. I realize now that I didn't write about this one. I'll try to go back and do that. Actually I'll try to re-read it and then write about it. It's a wonderful book that also gives lots of insight. One thing this book inspired me to do was to reduce my possessions. I have lots more to go on that project, but I did greatly reduce my clothing and I started reducing my books.

Anyway, here goes.
  1. Compare and Despair
  2. What do you want?
  3. Your deepest desires
  4. Where Jesus was a good boy and did what his mom told him to
  5. She's really religious
  6. My friend

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