Mar 13, 2019
The Well is reading, reflecting on, and discussing the book Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques Philippe throughout the 2019 Lenten season. Come, join and follow along with The Well this Lent. More information about the study can be found here.
In this second week of Lent, we are reading and discussing pages 23-36 covering chapters 1-4. Humans have lost confidence in God, trying to find happiness on our own and consequently becoming unhappy in the process. We must regain our lost confidence by believing in Divine Providence. In his book, Fr. Jacques brings to light two principal obstacles preventing us from regaining confidence. The podcast team discusses these two obstacles in this episode.
Fr. Jacques writes the only way to Jesus’ heart is through the habit of contemplative, meditative prayer. Through that, in the midst of our trials, we can experience “delicacies of Love” (consolations from God). So our invitation this week is to begin, or recommit, spending fifteen minutes a day with Jesus in quiet mental prayer. In what ways has faith in Divine Providence manifested itself in your life recently? As you begin to enter into a deeper relationship with Him, make note in a prayer journal of the delicacies of Love you see Him gifting you.