Feelings are, in the end, just feelings. They are a gift, but they cannot last—they must give way in order for us to grow in the holy virtue of faith. Faith is an entirely free gift of God–but it is something to be asked for, assented to, nourished, and practiced. Or else we can find ourselves “shipwrecked.” (I Timothy 1:19) Claire Dwyer continues her series.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions about distractions in prayer, contemplative aridity, and the importance of self-knowledge in overcoming sin.