Friday, October 31, 2014

When man is with God

There are many ways of praying and I like how Karl Rahner describes what praying is.

Karl Rahner is a German Jesuit priest who has written so many books. His theological views are considered as very influential.

The photo is a sunrise scene of the Cordillera mountains here in the Philippines.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What Happiness Is

When I thought about the times in my life when I was happy, I tend to agree with Thomas Merton. Yes indeed, those happy times represented times when there was balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Maybe I should also add here, that we also experience happiness when we are at peace.

Thomas Merton is a Trappist monk who wrote many books.  I first encountered him when I read his book "The Seven Story Mountain." I love his deep insights about many things. You can read more about him here:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

true happiness

When are we truly happy?

I like the way this unknown author tells us what true happiness is. That it "comes from the feeling that our soul is expanding, that we are learning and applying something new that brings us closer to God."

The photo is a colorful butterfly as it softly alights on a leaf during its early morning round.