Detachment is a key theme in the spiritual masters. It means that we must detach ourselves from all of those created goods–sex, money, power, pleasure–that are not our ultimate good. When we do this, we experience a spiritual freedom that actually enables us to enjoy those things more. Luke’s version of the Beatitudes is, I submit, all about this detachment.
Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 6
by Bishop Robert BarronFebruary 15, 2004
- Read Until Your Eyes Hurt!
- Faith When You’re Frustrated with God
- Beauty Will Save the World—But How? Part VI: Liturgical Participation (Conclusion)
- How Blaise Pascal Helped Me Through the “Suscipe” of St. Ignatius
- The Pursuit of Healing: Can Our Traumas Be Transcended Through Time?
- This Summer, Make Your Bed Every Morning
- The Encouraging Anger of the Atheist
- Why Is Life So Full of Suffering?
- Beauty Will Save the World—But How? Part V: Liturgical Iconography
- The Problem of Divine Hiddenness with Dr. Travis Dumsday
- Breaking Out of the Prison of Self-Invention
- Salir de la Prisión de la Autoinvención
- The Sacred Heart: Catholics Have a Personal Savior Too
- Resisting the Great Christian Adventure
- Come Back to Mass!
- The Wise Mentors and Why You and I Need Them