Spiritual Direction: A Hunger to Know God
Are you looking for spiritual direction?
The journey through life is not meant to be travelled alone. It is a sacred journey and as we walk this earthly path, we walk with God and in communion with others. Often God’s desires for us are made known through the wise guidance, support, and loving challenge of other people. Every faith tradition in the world has seeker-guide relationships. Jesus is the role model for spiritual directors in the Christian tradition. He drew people into relationship, walked with them, and illuminated their lives with the startling revelation of His Father’s Kingdom.
O Lord my God,
teach my heart where and how to seek you,
where and how to find you.
Lord, if you are not here but absent,
where shall I seek you?
But you are everywhere, so you must be here,
why then do I not seek you?...
Lord, I am not trying to make my way to your height,
for my understanding is in no way equal to that,
but I do desire to understand a little of your truth
which my heart already believes and loves.
I do not seek to understand so that I may believe,
but I believe so that I may understand;
and what is more,
I believe that unless I do believe I shall not understand.
Anselm of Canterbury
I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to you
with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld