On a retreat at a cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin, Parker Palmer strings together pearls of contemplation on silence and solitude. With the help of Merton and Rumi, he finds the catharsis of being forced to reckon with one's angels and demons.
"The great thing about God’s love is that it’s not determined by the object. God does not love us because we are good. God loves us because God is good. Divine love is a love that operates in an unqualified way, without making distinctions between persons and without following our personal preferences. Divine love is received by surrender instead of performance or perfection" Adapted from Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate ... Seeing God in All Things...Richard Rohr