Tonight we continued with Hypothesis 18 on the importance of seeking the company of virtuous people and questioning so as to learn about the spiritual life. What we find in the writings and the lives of the desert fathers is a stress on the importance of seeking counsel. One never walks spiritual life in isolation. We should foster a zeal within us to talk about the spiritual life with those who have experiential knowledge that is rooted in many years of striving to live the gospel in its fullness. We are given one example after another of individuals seeking out the counsel of elders, being swept up in the desire for their wisdom, and being willing to travel great distances to learn from them. May God instill within our hearts that same yearning and urgent longing for God and for the truth.
Text of chat during the group:
00:06:57 Mark: Which version of “The Ladder” are you going to use?
00:07:39 Rachel: good to know
00:08:18 Eric Williams: I shared some quotes from the Evergetinos with my Saturday morning men's group
00:08:37 Anthony: Nice
00:12:27 carolnypaver: Page?
00:13:12 Fr. Miron Jr.: 135
00:16:07 Anthony: They had a visit, it was time to go, and the went outside to leave but kept talking for hours? Maybe they were Italian. ;)
00:17:40 sue and mark: they must have been!
00:23:45 Anthony: Does this maybe come as a result of the "frentic energy" which Father David warns against? A kind of energy that just wants to be dissipated but not focused?
00:34:22 John Clark: Personally praying the rosary silently keeps me in constant contact with the Lord and Holy Spirit
00:46:28 Rachel: It is mostly our own vice
00:50:17 Anthony: Heresy of Americanism, too
00:51:44 Eric Williams: Catholics have forgotten how to be in the world but not of it.
00:53:30 Erick Chastain: Bp athanasius schneider
01:00:02 Eric Williams: Is this a stone age tool? ;)
01:01:03 Rachel: " Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord.."..
01:04:10 Eric Williams: Unfortunately, big books/sets are hard sells these days, even to those who seem engaged in their faith. Attention spans are short, people are busy, and we're conditioned to pay attention to sound bites and memes.
01:07:42 Eric Williams: I still have your notes from the Climacus group you led years ago (20?). :)
01:10:07 Rachel: WOW!!
01:13:01 Erick Chastain: can confirm about cmu
01:13:38 Rachel: I feel like that everytime I talk lol
01:13:57 Wayne: gotta go
01:14:41 Eric Williams: I've always appreciated how succinct and to the point your homilies are. The anxiety was worthwhile!
01:16:19 Ambrose Little: Unless you just don’t like apples. 😄
01:17:15 Fr. Miron Jr.: and also in slovakia
01:17:31 Rachel: haha
01:17:53 Lyle: May hungering and thirsting for God drive us to a passionate, relentless pursuit of Him.
01:20:04 Rachel: Thank you Father
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