Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. We believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be revealed by God. The hermit residing at Little Portion is a person in Consecrated Life in accord with Canon 603, under the jurisdiction of the bishop of the Diocese of Portland, ME.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Becoming Everything in Christ
The process of coming to the truth about ourselves is sometimes painful. We see our sins, our passionate attachments with numbing clarity. We see their entrenched, habitual nature. This can be discouraging, if we think that our spirituality is all about making ourselves into a better person. It is even more discouraging if we think that detachment is the purposeful effort to “let go” of all those things that we do not like about ourselves.
Things are decidedly different, however, if we see faith as the process of coming to awareness about the false self, humbly standing before God in truth, and allowing divine grace to slowly subtract all that is not real from our beings, so that we can become nothing in ourselves and everything in Christ. ~ from Becoming Christ, by Brian C. Taylor