One Heart (September 2010): Spiritual friendships- discovering who we are
We are sharing with you the One Heart newsletter for the month of September 2010, written by John Hunt, Founder of One Heart Salesian Spirituality Team, UK. The theme is “Spiritual friendships: discovering who we are”.
Our deepest desire.
While the key to our deeper being belongs to each of us personally, in most cases we are unable to find or use that key. Usually we need a word that comes to us from without, that strikes our inmost being and causes a hitherto unknown
harmony to resonate in us. It is precisely this that the pupil unconsciously yearns for from the master. To be sure, he already carries it within himself; it is his deepest treasure and wealth. But left to himself he cannot fully reach it. He knows that his deepest secret can only be disclosed, in comprehension and love, by the other. Now it is this skill to bring out his inmost secret that the pupil unconsciously senses in the master he wants to have as his companion. At some point the master ‘coincides’ with his own depths, the better part of himself that he can only vaguely identify at thisstage.’ Andre Louf. French Trappist Monk
To download the newsletter: One Heart Newsletter September 2010