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We Are the Earth

At this very moment, the Earth is above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you. The Earth is everywhere. Continue Reading We Are the Earth

Love Crosses Boundaries

Fierce love causes us to cross boundaries and borders to discover one another. Continue Reading Love Crosses Boundaries

Christmas Presence: Weekly Summary

What Christmas tells us is that reality at its deepest foundation is good. The divine is hidden in the human. Continue Reading Christmas Presence: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Buddhism Saturday, November 13, 2021 Week Forty-Five Summary and Practice Sunday, November 7—Friday, November 12, 2021 Sunday Buddhism is more a way of knowing and cleaning the lens of perception than a theistic religion concerned with metaphysical “God” questions. —Richard Rohr Monday The antidote for the ignorance that causes suffering is to wake… Continue Reading Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Cultivating Compassion

Compassion Cultivating Compassion Friday, October 1, 2021 Sadly, but understandably, the virtue of compassion is more closely associated with Buddhism than Christianity in some people’s minds. If we want to change that, we might learn from Buddhist teachers like Tara Brach who offer us a broad definition of compassion that we can build upon. She… Continue Reading Cultivating Compassion

Common-Sense Compassion

Compassion Common-Sense Compassion Thursday, September 30, 2021 In this homily, Fr. Richard reflects on the well-known story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–35), a parable Jesus used to teach us what common-sense compassion looks like in our everyday lives. This is probably the most well-known of all Jesus’ parables, probably because the lesson of compassion… Continue Reading Common-Sense Compassion

Wholeness as Holiness

Oneness Wholeness as Holiness Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Spare me perfection. Give me instead the wholeness that comes from embracing the full reality of who I am, just as I am.—David Benner, Human Being and Becoming Author and psychotherapist David Benner writes of the importance of embracing “wholeness” as a path to holiness, which recognizes… Continue Reading Wholeness as Holiness

God Is Not Only “Over There”

The Contemplative Call to Nature God Is Not Only “Over There” Sunday, April 18, 2021 The core message of the incarnation of God in Jesus is that the Divine Presence is here, in us and in all of creation, and not only “over there” in some far-off realm. Indigenous religions largely understand this, as do… Continue Reading God Is Not Only “Over There”

A New Framing Story

A New Story A New Framing Story Monday, January 11, 2021 Thomas Kuhn’s book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions popularized the term “paradigm shift.” [1] A paradigm is a set of beliefs, images, concepts, and structures that govern the way we think about something. Kuhn (1922–1996) said that paradigm change becomes necessary when the previous paradigm… Continue Reading A New Framing Story

A Love Ethic

The Transforming Power of Love A Love Ethic Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Because of my background, my language about love is often biblical, theological, psychological, and personal. While these are necessary and helpful frames, they certainly aren’t the only ones we should use. bell hooks (sic), a Black feminist scholar and activist, suggests how truly… Continue Reading A Love Ethic

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