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AS WE GROW IN THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT

..... As we grow in friendship with God, we begin to have second-person awareness of God in our ordinary lives. The experience of prayer is an example. John Vianney, who served as the curé or parish priest of Ars, France in the early nineteenth century, tells a story about a local peasant who often spent long hours sitting in prayer. Curious about this, Vianney one day asked the man what was going on in his mind. “Going on in my mind, M’sieur Curé?” The old man smiled. “Nothing. I am not much good at thinking, nor do I know many prayers. So I just sit here, as you see, looking at God. I look at Him and He looks at me. That is all.” As two lovers might look into each other’s eyes, the peasant, aware that God was looking at him, simply looked at God. The man’s prayer was clearly a second- person experience of God. ‘Friendship with the Holy Spirit’ - Brian Dahm

St Joseph's Church

70 Kent Street, BUSSELTON WA 6280

Saturday 6pm Mass

Our Lady of the Bay

Kelly Drive, BUSSELTON WA 6280

Sunday 9am & 6pm Mass

Parish Office

08 9752 1687
sjparish@westnet.com.au 

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