New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Deeply Rooted

Knowing Self, Growing in God

Christopher Maricle • July 2016

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Spiritual growth sounds great, but what does it mean?

There is something very grounding about trees. We understand how they grow and how dirt, seeds, water, and roots support the life and seasons of a tree. Using a tree as a metaphor, Christopher Maricle presents a model for spiritual growth that is easy to use and remember.

Deeply Rooted borrows Catherine of Siena's image of the soul as a tree and categorizes it into four parts: the garden, the soil and roots of the tree, the trunk and essence, and the fruits. The reader explores self-knowledge and knowledge of God and how these two work together to help the soul grow.

Christopher Maricle served in Catholic education for 20 years as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. After 10 years with the California School Boards Association, he was appointed executive director of the California Head Start Association in summer 2016.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1563-5

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1564-2

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1565-9

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: July 2016

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x 0.335 in (d)

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

BISAC1: REL012120

BISAC2: REL012070

BISAC3: REL012000