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The Ancient Path to God

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke

The Ancient Path to God

Thus says the LORD: “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…” Jeremiah 6:16

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“The Book of Jeremiah combines history, biography, and prophecy. It portrays a nation in crisis and introduces the reader to an extraordinary leader upon whom the Lord placed the heavy burden of the prophetic office.  Jeremiah was born about 650 BC of a priestly family from the little village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem.  While still very young he was called to his task.” (From the introductory notes for the Book of Jeremiah of the New American Bible, Catholic Edition)

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“In their ‘one to one' encounters with God,the prophets draw light and strength for their mission.  Their prayer is not flight from this unfaithful world, but either attentiveness to The Word of God. At times their prayer is an argument or a complaint, but it is always an intercession that awaits and prepares for the intervention of the Savior God, the Lord of History.” (From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph number 2584, which refers the reader to Amos 7:2,5; Isaiah 6:5,8,11; Jeremiah 1:6, 15:15-18, and 20:7-18.

 

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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