God speaks to each of us as he makes us

Make big shadows the divine can move within

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then walks with us silently out of the night

What to Expect

What can you expect from spiritual direction? Most of us live in a way that is much smaller and more constrained than we imagined we would when we were younger. Over time, we learn how to shrink back from our

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When to Consider

When to Consider

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Go to the limits of your longing

Big Shadows was inspired by a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, “Go to the Limits of Your Longing:”

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.

These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

From “Book of Hours, I 59,” inRilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Joanna Macyand Anita Barrows