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Here are Fr. Richard Mayberry's 17 "notable quotes" from Kathleen Deignan's meditations at the 2005 silent retreat:

    1. Our cry, "Make us truly alive!"
    2. We suffer in our unlikeness to our true self; we suffer in our unlikeness to God.
    3. Thinking makes us suffer.....stop it!
    4. Dis-traction means not being sure footed!
    5. Our breath is God within us.
    6. Stuff.....Is it mine? Is it yours? And if it’s yours, don’t pick it up!
    7. If it’s mine, I have to work with it; and....don’t try to export it to someone else!
    8. Two poles of the spiritual life....attentiveness and wise indifference.
    9. We suffer because we refuse to accept impermanence.
    10. Entrust ourselves to the great abundance instead of our fear of famine.
    11. The bad news.....the barn has burnt down.....but now we can see the moon!
    12. We’ve all got to stand on our own two feet....the institution is gone.
    13. The "pure in heart" see God everywhere.
    14. The Church suffers impermanence... it points to eternity but is not eternal itself.
    15. The Christian of the future will be a mystic or not at all.
    16. We have become human doings vs. beings.
    17. If you bring forth what is within you, it will save you; if you don’t bring forth what is within you, it will kill you.

Contents - Lent, 2005

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