Magazine article U.S. Catholic

World without End

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

World without End

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WORLD WITHOUT END By Thomas Keating and Joseph Boyle with Lucette Verboven (Bloomsbury, 2017)

We often harbor both a yearning to be fully loved and a fear of being truly known. These are incompatible because if another person does not truly know us then he or she cannot choose to fully love us. As Thomas Keating observes in World Without End, "It is hard to be fully human without the conviction of being fully loved."

This book is comprised of recent interviews given by Thomas Keating (and a smaller section by Joseph Boyle) to Flemish author and film producer Lucette Verboven. Keating, who helped retrieve and popularize the ancient Christian practice of meditation through centering prayer, reflects upon his life's work and offers thoughts on death as a transition to a new form of cosmic life in God.

Verboven covers a wide range of topics with Keating, but these interviews are about love, not as a fickle feeling but as the presence of God within us and the continuous creative in the universe. …

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