Henri Nouwen gives us some food for thought about solitude from his book The Way of the Heart: “Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self.…In order to understand the meaning of solitude, we must first unmask […]

A. W. Tozer cogently and challengingly remarked in his work The Knowledge of the Holy: ‘Wherever God appeared to men in Bible times the results were the same — an overwhelming sense of terror and dismay, a wrenching sensation of sinfulness and guilt. When God spoke, Abram stretched himself upon the ground to listen. When […]

Bernard of Clairvaux observes in his Selected Works: “Surely it is their own fault that this world, which lies in the Evil One’s grip, deludes with vain promises souls who forget their creation and their dignity, souls who are not ashamed to feed swine, to keep company with swine in their desires, and not even […]