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REACHING FOR GOD'S LIGHT - the unique boxed set of Daniel O'Leary's CDs available from Redemptorist Publications: rpbooks.co.uk The six reflections offer a kind of DYI retreat-at-home.


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Already in our hearts a deep conversion has taken place. Our task now is to deepen that conversion. We are not striving to find or access the Holy Spirit. We wait for a stronger experience of that Spirit. The divine presence is the gift already there. The holy well of nourishment is already within us. Because we have tasted its sweet water we look for more. We are asking for what we have already received. This is the big secret. We are welcome to draw freely from the deep, fresh spring always within us – but something makes us afraid to draw too much.

We are surrounded by Gods’ grace. It flows everywhere. There are many expressions of this presence of grace. The Church speaks of the dance of the Trinity, the wind of the Spirit, the sap and the yeast, the growing and the blossoming. But we block and limit that blessed flow of healing. Once unblocked, we become free beyond our dreams – free from  fear, free from resentment, free from anxiety.

Our lives are transformed. We experience the beauty of our ‘hidden selves’, we live ‘the abundant life’. That transformation marks another step towards deepening the reign of God around us – a reign of peace and respect, of equality and justice. We prepare our hearts so as to save our world.

Daniel O'Leary