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Carl McColman is one of my all-time favorite authors simply because he captures God’s essence in a tangible and accessible way:

“Bear with me. I’m asking you to consider something that, in all probability, you’ve never been encouraged to notice before. I’m asking you to recognize just how God is present and active in your life. This may be the most subtle, the most nuanced, dimension of your spirituality. God is not going to beat you over the head with a giant statue of the Blessed Mother. Far from it. God is far too polite and gentle for such histrionics, in nearly all cases. But the apparent hiddenness of God is not evidence of God’s absence. God is present everywhere. So God is present in your life, and my life, and everyone’s life. And the point behind embarking on a spiritual journey is to discern, to recognize, that mysterious presence–and then to respond to it.”

He goes on to say, “God is present. God is everywhere. So God is present, right here, right now, in these words, and in your eyes reading them or your ears hearing them. You are immersed in Divinity, right here and right now.”

Taken from Answering the Contemplative Call: Five Steps on the Mystical Path by Carl McColman.