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Margaret Silf is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background. Her columns reflect her experiential approach, drawing connections between the eternal truths of the Christian vision and the moment-by-moment events and choices of everyday living.

Margaret lives in her native England. She is married with a grown daughter, and holds a BA degree in English from London University and a Masters degree from Keele University. Trained by Jesuits of the British Province in spiritual companionship, she left paid employment as a technical author in the computer industry in 2000, to devote her time to writing, and accompanying others on their spiritual journey through retreats, workshops and days of reflection.

She has written many books on the spiritual journey for 21st century pilgrims, including Inner Compass, Close to the Heart, Wayfaring, Sacred Spaces, and the CPA award winning The Gift of Prayer. Her latest titles are Wise Choices (Bluebridge) and Roots and Wings: The Human Journey from a Speck of Stardust to a Spark of God (Eerdmanns).

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The power of love melts our defenses and dissolves barriers.
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Advent is a good time for turning vague regrets into conscious acts of love.
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This is the kind of loving that expects no payback, but is willing to be spent.
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Grace seeps through the cracks in our defenses.
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However lost we may feel, we are created to be found.
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We fail to notice the many pietas in today's world.
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The spirit of the Gospel is a spirit of attraction, not coercion.
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I was not prepared for the scenes of devastation I encountered in Christchurch.
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I have seen the face of God in the heart of a loving mother.
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Ten years ago this September we lost something very precious.