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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

Dan and Melissa strongly recommend watching The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday evening to more effectively meditate on the brutal reality that Our Lord entered into to redeem the world. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Having a visually realistic portrayal of the event of our Lord’s Passion and death to meditate upon.
  • Mary’s role in the Passion and the emotional suffering she endured.
  • Scenes of the everyday life of the Holy Family.
  • The meditations of those acting in the movie during the scene.
  • Suggestions on how to watch the movie.

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Mar 18, 2016

How is our soul like a garden? How should we care for the garden of our soul? When we feel the presence of God in prayer, what should we do? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of the saints as they discuss answers to these questions in today's show.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • The analogy of the soul as a garden.
  • How the water of grace differs from the water of the world.
  • What can we do to water the garden of our soul?
  • When in meditation, if we have an overwhelming movement of the heart towards God, what should we do?
  • What is the goal of meditation?
  • What should our response be when we experience this movement of the heart towards God?

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Mar 11, 2016

How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is "spiritual haze", where does it come from, and how should we properly deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcántara in the book Finding God Through Meditation as they discuss answers to these questions in today's show.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What does it mean to experience the presence of God in prayer, or following from prayer?
  • What should we do when the scriptural words of God affect us or move our hearts?
  • What is "spiritual haze"? Where does it come from?
  • How is the "noise" of daily life damaging to prayer?
  • How does the enemy use noise to distract us from spiritual awareness?
  • The need to regulate what we expose ourselves to outside of prayer.
  • The importance of silence in prayer life.

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Mar 4, 2016

What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? What does the transition between them look like? How will you know if you are ready for the transition, and how can you prepare for it? Dan and Melissa discuss when and how this transition takes place as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What does it mean that meditation is a "transitional form of prayer"?
  • To what are you transitioning, and how?
  • What should you do when meditation no longer works for you?
  • What are the signs you are ready to transition from meditation to contemplation?
  • How long does it take to prepare for contemplative prayer?
  • How a spiritual director can help you understand the progression of your prayer life.

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