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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.



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November 14, 2007



Amen. This was worth waiting 2 weeks for.

Just beautiful. Your sense of peace and rest in Him crossed the vast expanse between Texas and here without the slightest detour. A very personal, poetic musing, DDW.. thank you for unfurling it into words for others.

Deacon DW

Thanks Just Me - Two weeks was too long!


It certainly was.


Yes, I was filled with peace as I read this too. Knowing that there is a rhythm in the spiritual life is, I think, half the battle. Then we know that the dark times, the dry times, the veiled times, are for a purpose.

Steve Bogner

I love the question you closed with - if God is always gazing at us, what prevents us from gazing back? Good material for an internal examen of sorts.


Indeed, it sounds like a Jesuit musing.. Where would we be without Jesuits, Texan Deacons, and so many loving layfolks putting a more Personally loving face on God?

And that is a good question to mull over. What prevents us from gazing back?


I think it is the false self, and also not giving ample time to contemplative prayer, which many people have described as a simple, loving gaze.

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