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How does a person learn to love God? – Part II of II

July 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God, Prayer, Virtue

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Dear Father John, if contemplative prayer is seeking Him whom my soul loves, what does one do to learn how to love God? I see this as a huge gap in the development of Catholic life and Catholic spirituality among the laity. We teach people how to worship, how to pray, what is right and wrong, but we never teach people – young or old – how to love the God we cannot see and touch and hold,... Read More

How does a person learn to love God? – Part I of II

June 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Love, Prayer, Virtue

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Dear Father John, if contemplative prayer is seeking Him whom my soul loves, what does one do to learn how to love God? I see this as a huge gap in the development of Catholic life and Catholic spirituality among the laity. We teach people how to worship, how to pray, what is right and wrong, but we never teach people – young or old – how to love the God we cannot see and touch and hold,... Read More

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