Conversatio Divina

Exploring Desire

Trevor Hudson

In her wonderful book, Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God, Macrina Wiederkehr states that “each of us houses an ancient longing. Our longing, however, has a tendency to grow weary. During these weary times, it needs a blessing. When our river of desire for God grows shallow, it needs to be deepened. When our flame of love grows dim, it needs to be rekindled.”Macrina Wiederkehr, Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011), 14.

We think you’ll find Trevor’s words to be helpful to your deepening and rekindling of your core desires. And as you’ll hear in the video, it is important to pay attention to your deepest longings; they are your “bus ticket home.”