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Spiritual Direction Is NOT a Boss-Employee Relationship

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Navigating, Perspective, Spiritual Direction

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The director/directee relationship is not analogous to a boss/employee relationship. This is an area where the language of spiritual direction can be a bit confusing in our culture. In normal usage of terms, the “Director” tells the one who is directed what to do. Implied is an authority that has punitive power – the power to punish or withhold rewards in the case of disobedience. This is not at all the case with... Read More

259. Free to Stay or Go (John 6:60-71)

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

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“Do not, my child, approach Jesus Christ with the hope of bending his will to yours: what I desire is that you yield yourself to him and that he receive you, so that he, your Savior, may do with you and in you whatever he pleases.”  – St. Cajetan John 6:60-71: After hearing it, many of his followers said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining... Read More