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Meditation - The Way of Faith
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Meditation - The Way of Faith


To live in faith is to live in love. That is the new understanding of faith Fr Laurence opens us to in this profound examination of the subject. Faith, he says, is not reducible to belief, or to orthodoxy, morality or culture, although these will be coloured by their faith context. The essence of faith is self-transcendence. Faith is our capacity to go beyond the self-centered priorities our ego advances, and to centre in another, in God, where we find unity, love. So faith is a way of living and also a process of growth, requiring not just time but also the will. The person of faith makes this growth process the central value in all they do and in all their relationships. Faith therefore is an important determining factor not just for our personal and spiritual lives but also for our social life, our political life, and our civilization. Meditation, Fr. Laurence says, makes us see the meaning of being a faithful human being. Every time we sit down to meditate it is an act of faith. Repeating the mantra, returning to it throughout the meditation, takes us beyond self-conciousness to a place of union where the prayer of Christ is fulfilled: "May they all be one as we are one."

Silent Retreat at Fara Sabina, Italy in May 2009

1 A New Understanding of Faith
2 Faith as a Process and a Way of Life
3 The Process and Power of Faith

1 Stages of Faith - Purgation
2 Stages of Faith - Illumination
3 Stages of Faith - Union

1 Christian Faith
2 Unity

Type of Media: CD
Speaker/Author Laurence Freeman OSB (3 Audio CDs)