Bill Toner SJ

Are we always selfish?

November 7, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: Exceptionally, Fr Tony de Mello SJ is wrong to say that charity is a 'masquerade' and that we always act from selfish motives.

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Doorways to God

October 10, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: One of the problems of finding God today is that it is very easy for us to go to the wrong doorway.

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Images of God

August 18, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: Our 'God concept' may become an impediment in our spiritual lives. So how should we imagine God, if God doesn't 'exist' as other things exist?

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Living with remorse

April 5, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: We can judge ourselves harshly and be plagued for years by the thought of past acts we are ashamed of. Should we not cut ourselves some...

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In search of spirituality

December 5, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: A spirituality of detachment is about creating the conditions for communicating with God – or rather, for allowing God to communicate with us.

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Why did God do that?

November 18, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Christians needn't look at misfortunes as willed by God; best to see God accompanying us through the randomness of life.

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God in my breathing

August 20, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Indian Jesuit Tony de Mello showed us how to pay attention to our breathing and why this is a valuable form of prayer for everyone

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Desolation and grace

May 25, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: It is not always easy to discern whether dark times come from the good spirit or the bad. What matters is how we react to them

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The human mind – a glimpse of the divine?

March 22, 2021

BILL TONER :: Faith and the one truly mysterious thing in life – our own human mind, particularly our own consciousness

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The two gardeners

January 12, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: God resembles the gardener who nurses sick plants back to health rather than the gardener who pulls them up in order to keep everything neat

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