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Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Summary: Sunday, July 14-Friday, July 19, 2019 A mystic is simply one who has moved from mere belief or belonging systems to actual inner experience of God. (Sunday) A mystic sees things in their wholeness, connection, and union, not only their particularity. Mystics get the whole gestalt in one picture, beyond the sequential and… Continue Reading Introduction to Christian Mysticism: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part 2: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part 2 Summary: Sunday, May 12—Friday, May 17, 2019 When all three of those divine qualities start drawing you, and when you’re at home with Infinity, Immanence, and Intimacy—all Three—you’re living inside Trinitarian spirituality. (Sunday) Living faith in the God of Jesus Christ means being formed and transformed by the life of grace of… Continue Reading Trinity: Part 2: Weekly Summary

From Darkness to Light

Jesus’ Resurrection From Darkness to Light Thursday, April 25, 2019 Anything exposed by the light will be illuminated and anything illuminated turns into light. That is why it is said: Wake up, sleeper, Rise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you. —Ephesians 5:13-14 (Jerusalem Bible) At the resurrection, Jesus was revealed as the… Continue Reading From Darkness to Light

Raised from the Dead

Jesus’ Resurrection Raised from the Dead Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Nothing is the same forever, says modern science. Ninety-eight percent of our bodies’ atoms are replaced every year. Geologists, with good evidence over millennia, can prove that no landscape is permanent. Water, fog, steam, and ice are all the same thing but at different stages… Continue Reading Raised from the Dead

The Sacrament of Anointing

Christ Means “Anointed” The Sacrament of Anointing Tuesday, April 9, 2019 The human need for physical, embodied practices seems universal. Across Christian history, the “Sacraments,” as Orthodox and Catholics call them, have always been with us. Before the age of literacy started to spread in Europe in the sixteenth century, things like pilgrimage, prayer beads,… Continue Reading The Sacrament of Anointing

This Is My Body: Weekly Summary

This Is My Body Summary: Sunday, March 3-Friday, March 8, 2019 At the Last Supper, when Jesus held up the bread and spoke the words “This is my Body,” I believe he was speaking not just about the bread right in front of him, but about the whole universe, about every thing that is physical,… Continue Reading This Is My Body: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Human and Divine Summary: Sunday, January 27-Friday, February 1, 2019 If Jesus is at once God and human, that means as believers we cannot refer to Jesus as God without qualifying that: “God in human form.” We also cannot refer to Jesus as human only without qualifying that: “the human incarnation of God.” —Amos… Continue Reading Jesus: Human and Divine: Weekly Summary

Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Contemplation: Week 1 Open Heart, Mind, and Body Sunday, December 9, 2018 We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. . . . Prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we… Continue Reading Open Heart, Mind, and Body

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 18-Friday, November 23, 2018 As I’ve come to understand that life “composts” and “seeds” us as autumn does the earth, I’ve seen how possibility gets planted in us even in the hardest of times. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) We can cultivate spiritual disciplines designed to dismantle our identity… Continue Reading Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 4-Friday, November 9, 2018 All we have to do is receive God’s gaze of love and then return what we have received. This is our spiritual agenda for our whole life: “love returning love” as my father St. Francis put it. (Sunday) The only people who change, who are… Continue Reading Love: Week 2 Summary

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