October 20, 2019
Gender and Sexuality
Sunday, October 20, 2019
I know that many Daily Meditations readers are my age—or almost (I’m 76 now)—and come from traditional religious backgrounds, so I want to recognize that this week on Gender and Sexuality may challenge what we were taught about what it means to be human, made in the image and likeness...
February 13, 2019
Jesus and Christ
Seeing Christ Everywhere
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
We need to look at Jesus until we can see the world with his eyes. In Jesus Christ, God’s own broad, deep, and all-inclusive worldview is made available to us.
Too often, we have substituted the messenger for the message. As a result, we spent a great deal of time worshiping...
December 23, 2018
Image and Likeness: Summary
Seeing the Divine Image Everywhere
Sunday, December 23, 2018
We cannot earn God. We cannot prove ourselves worthy of God. Knowing God’s presence is simply a matter of awareness, of enjoying the now, of deepening one’s own presence. There are moments when it happens. Then life makes sense. Once I can see the Mystery here...
November 6, 2018
Love: Week 2
Seeing with God's Eyes
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Love [people] even in [their] sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love...
December 12, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
(Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
It comes down to this: When we see things in a unitive way, in conscious union with the eyes of God, what we see is qualitatively different. Our seeing is no longer self-referential but expansive. This changes our entire frame and perspective. Unitive consciousness is what...
December 2, 2016
Everything Belongs: Week 1
Friday, December 2, 2016
Spirituality is about seeing—seeing things in their wholeness, which can only be done through the lens of our own wholeness. That is the key! It’s about taking responsibility for our way of relating to things rather than aiming for any kind of perfect results or necessary...
November 11, 2016
Nature: Week 1
The Soul of All Things
Friday, November 11, 2016
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things.
Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God.
Every creature is a word of God.
If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature—even a caterpillar—
I would never have to prepare a sermon.
So full of God is...
August 17, 2016
Seeing with God's Eyes
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
St. John of the Cross says in many ways throughout his writings that God refuses to be known in the way we know all other objects; God can only be known by loving God. I like to call this "center to center" or "subject to subject" knowing where neither participant is ever...
July 15, 2016
Embracing the Shadow
Friday, July 15, 2016
The movement to full wisdom has much to do with necessary shadow work and the emergence of healthy self-critical thinking, which alone allows you to see beyond your own shadow and disguise and to find who you are “chosen in Christ from the beginning of the world” (see Ephesians 1:4ff). The Zen...
January 1, 2016
Love: Week 1
Seeing the Divine Image
Friday, January 1, 2016
You cannot earn God. You cannot prove yourself worthy of God. Knowing God’s presence is simply a matter of awareness, of enjoying the now, of deepening one’s own presence. There are moments when it happens. Then life makes sense. Once I can see the Mystery here, and trust the Mystery even...