May your word fall on me and cover me;
May it root deeply in me and grow in me;
May it fill me full and bear fruit in me,
Overflowing for you.
I consider that the spiritual life is the life of [one’s] real self, the life of that interior self whose flame is so often allowed to be smothered under the ashes of anxiety and futile concern.
— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.”Genesis 1:3-4, NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha
Welcome to the very first post on becoming flame. As you may have already read on the About page, my aim is to share what I hope will encourage us all in our journeys to become who God means us to be, fully alive, “all flame”.
I encourage all visitors to use comments for discussion, sharing, community building. Do remember though: this site is open to the public – anything you share will be out there for all to see. (If you decide you’d like one of your comments removed, just let me know through the Contact page and I’ll remove it as soon as I can.) I reserve the right to remove comments I feel are not appropriate.
I think that covers the logistics. I hope you find becoming flame helpful – grace and peace to you on the journey.
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