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Blessed Are the Merciful

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Merciful Sunday, February 4, 2018 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. —Matthew 5:7 I believe with all my heart that mercy and forgiveness are the whole Gospel. The Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79) says we’ll have knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sin… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Merciful

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Justice

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Justice Friday, February 2, 2018 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice: they shall have their fill. —Matthew 5:6 This Beatitude is surely both spiritual and social. Most Bibles to this day soften this Beatitude: “hunger and thirst for what is… Continue Reading Blessed Are Those Who Hunger for Justice

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Thursday, February 1, 2018 Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted. —Matthew 5:4 Tears are therapeutic and healing, both emotionally and physically. Crying helps the body shed stress hormones and stimulates endorphins. Weeping is a natural and essential part of being human.… Continue Reading Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed Are the Gentle

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are the Gentle Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Blessed are the gentle [or the meek, humble, non-violent, unassuming]: they shall have the earth as inheritance. —Matthew 5:5 This Beatitude is a quote from Psalm 37:11: “the humble shall have the land for their own.” Some translate it “the nonviolent.”… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Gentle

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Tuesday, January 30, 2018 The Sermon on the Mount is the very blueprint for Christian lifestyle, and most scholars see it as the best summary of Jesus’ teaching. But we can’t understand this wisdom with the rational, dualistic mind; in fact, we will… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark Monday, January 29, 2018 Jesus was a remarkable teacher of the Wisdom or Perennial Tradition, a philosophy that has been taught “from age to age in culture after culture,” in the words of Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999). Easwaran was an Indian born spiritual teacher and… Continue Reading Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

A Spirituality of the Beatitudes

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 3 A Spirituality of the Beatitudes Thursday, June 22, 2017 In the Franciscan reading of the Gospel, there is no reason to be religious or to “serve” God except “to love greatly the One who has loved us greatly,” as Saint Francis said. [1] Religion is not about heroic will power or winning or being right. This has… Continue Reading A Spirituality of the Beatitudes

Rule of the Gospel

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 Rule of the Gospel Tuesday, June 6, 2017 In the beginning of the Franciscan Rule, Saint Francis says, “The Rule and the life of the Friars Minor is to simply live the Gospel.” [1] In fact, the first Rule that he started writing around 1209 is simply a collection of quotes… Continue Reading Rule of the Gospel

The Beatitudes: Weekly Summary

The Beatitudes Summary: Sunday, April 16-Friday, April 21, 2017 This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault explored Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. Only through a point of nothingness can we enter the larger mind. As long as we’re filled with ourselves, we can go no further. (Sunday) Only when we… Continue Reading The Beatitudes: Weekly Summary

Be Peaceable, Be Free

The Beatitudes Be Peaceable, Be Free Friday, April 21, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus’ eight blessings known as the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” —Matthew 5:9 This Beatitude follows as the logical consequence of all that has been laid out… Continue Reading Be Peaceable, Be Free

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