Dan Burke recommends that spiritual direction come outside of the context of a friendship.
“There are many stories of St. Nicholas coming to the aid of the poor in his own lifetime, even raising from death those who suffered under great evil. Among the monks, there are men who also have been raised up by Christ to begin the discipline of the Christian life anew.” – Dr. Anthony Lilles
“We hear variations of the lie that we are ‘not enough.’ And yet we have the precise gifts for our particular family, for our exact calling, for this specific cross, in this time, at this place, for this season. God promises only daily bread, and it is made to order. We do not have the grace for anyone else’s life—or even for tomorrow—but we have all we need to become more fully ourselves, which is more like Christ, today.” – Claire Dwyer
In this two part series we will talk with special guest Father Matthew MacDonald about what holiness really is, what does it look like, how it is manifested, and even the potential pitfalls on the various paths to holiness.