Next Meeting: June 17, 2023

June 5, 2023 8:04 am

ETERNITY in the Midst of Time New Discussion Book

Our next monthly Guild meeting will be on June 17, 2023, AFTER the 8:15 Mass at St Vincent de Paul, Spiritual Center Room C: use door #3. We will have a sign out pointing directly to the front door.

On June 17th we will discuss the preface and first 2 chapters from the book: ETERNITY in the Midst of Time by Father Wilfrid Stinissen, OCD. This book was published by Ignatius Press, but can also be bought on Amazon, ebay, Walmart, Barnes and Nobles, etc. It is available electronically as well.

We will have extra copies at the first few meetings and you are welcome to come without having done the reading first.

Can time be our friend? At first glance the question seems ridiculous, because the apparent scarcity of time is a constant source of stress in our busy lives. There are not enough hours in the day, we say as we collapse late at night. Deep down we know that we cannot go on like this.

Father Stinnisen’s book dares us to see time with new eyes. The insight that eternity is written in the depths of our hearts helps us to live in time in a way that leads us deeper into God’s joy. We are like children in a land of fairy tales where everything is exciting and exploration never ends.We therefore should rejoice that everything around us is great and mysterious and that we can live in eternal wonder.

His intention is not to explain what time is and thus take away its mystery. Instead, his aim is to show us how to see time from different perspectives and to discover how rich and multifaceted it is. Above all, he demonstrates how we can make use of the tremendous possibilities that time offers to us.

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