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The Question of God . Other Voices . Simone Weil "At the centre of the human heart is the longing for an absolute good, a longing which is always there and is never appeased by any object in this world." Those minds whose attention and love are turned towards that reality are the sole intermediary through which good can descend from there and come among men. Although it is beyond the reach of any human faculties, man has the power of turning his attention and love towards it. Nothing can ever justify the assumption that any man, whoever he may be, has been deprived of this power. It is a power which is only real in this world in so far as it is exercised. This act of consent may be expressed, or it may not be, even tacitly; it may not be clearly conscious, although it has really taken place in the soul. To anyone who does actually consent to directing his attention and love beyond the world, towards the reality that exists outside the reach of all human faculties, it is given to succeed in doing so. Statement Of Obligations

Top 5 Places to Work Online and Make Money - There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ways to make money online. All of these ways are derivatives of two basic ways, which are selling your own products & services, and selling other people’s products & services. Each has their advantages and disadvantages, and I personally do a little of both. Here are the top five places I do a lot of my online work: 1) Microworkers (Paid To Do Short Tasks) This is a place to make a little bit of money quick. 2) Fiverr (Create Five Dollar Gigs) Fiverr is the marketplace for $5 gigs, basically you get to list things you would do for $5. 3) Social Media (Paid to Tweet, Share on Facebook) You can find people to pay you to tweet to your Twitter followers or share with your Facebook friends, or even easier than that you can just tweet and share affiliate links to different products and collect a commission on each sale. 4) Freelancing (Find Paid Online Work Fast) 5) Write Articles (Get Paid For Your Writing Skills)

The Wørd: A Colbert Blog for Catholic It-Getters Book Of Art January 18th, 2011 Books of Art by Isaac Salazar, a simple idea well executed. found at ffffound Christian Mysticism | Anamchara • The Website of Unknowing Remember the Stories. Human beings are storytellers: each of us has a story to tell. The stories of the mystics — men and women who have profoundly loved God, both in the past and up to, and including, the present day — can be profound inspiration for each of us on our own unique God-search today. So let us take time to learn about, imitate, and honor the mystics and contemplatives and sages and saints who have journeyed before us, people like Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John Ruusbroec, Evelyn Underhill, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, and many many more. When we remember their stories, we are nurtured in our own unfolding stories of intimacy with God. Photo credit: Stained glass window of Julian of Norwich, Norwich Cathedral. The greatest of mystical writings are timeless, capable of providing rich spiritual inspiration even centuries after they were written. The first five centuries of the Christian era: Twelfth century:

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Temptation or Sin? | SaintlySages Drawing upon the wisdom and experience of Church Fathers, Padre Quadrupani illustrates the difference between involuntarily experiencing temptations and voluntarily committing sin. The holy abbot St. Antony was accustomed to say to the phantoms of his mind: “I see you, but I do not look at you: I see you because it does not depend upon me that my imagination places before my eyes things I would wish not to see; I do not look at you because with my will I repulse and reject you.” St. Augustine taught: “It is so much the essence of sin to be voluntary, that if not voluntary, it is not sin.” Padre Quadrupani observes: “The attraction of the feelings towards the object presented by the imagination is at times so strong that the will seems to have been carried away and overcome by a sort of fascination. “It is not always in our power to restrain the imagination. Sayings of Catholic saints and sages: spiritual food for meditation and reflection.