St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan


Passion is not a luxury

It is essential to life

Passion is what distinguishes real life

From comfortable existence

Passion nourishes the little child inside

Passion is the driving force

From which all creative energy flows

The very source of all creativity

To create is to affirm life in its fullest   

To create is to passionately embrace life

To create is to be real and to really live and love

To be filled with creative life-force energy

Is to be filled with passion


Without passion there is mere existence

Where the little child inside

Dies a slow, apathetic, dull death

Without passion life might be comfortable

But monotonous, boring, empty -- uncreative


With passion life is continually renewing itself

Continually growing and expanding

With passion life is always new, vital, joyous

With passion there is energy, enthusiasm

Health and wholeness

Passion is the manifestation of having been touched --

Yea, consumed --

By the abundance of the Love of God.

By Sister Ioanna
St. Innocent Monastic Community,
Redford, MI


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