‘Though the human body is born complete in one moment, the human heart is never completely born. It is being birthed in every experience of your life. Everything that happens to you has the potential to deepen you.’ ~John O’Donoghue
It was with sadness to hear about the death of John O’Donoghue last weekend. He was a poet, philosopher and popular writer on Celtic spirituality. His books such as ‘Anam Cara’ and ‘Divine Beauty’ have inspired so many. John’s writings place great emphasis on God’s love for us. Love is absolutely vital for human life. Love alone can awaken what is divine within us. He wrote the following beautiful line: ‘You can suffer form a desperate hunger to be loved. You can search long years in lonely places, far outside yourself. Yet the whole time, this love is but a few inches away from you. It is at the edge of your soul but you have been blind to its presence.’ Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.