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One in Love

Unity and Diversity One in Love Sunday, June 2, 2019 The primary problem is that our identities are too small. We tend to rely most on our smaller, cultural identities and ignore our larger, common identity as members of the body of Christ. . . . Indeed, adopting a common identity is the key to… Continue Reading One in Love

Practical Participation

Trinity: Part Two Practical Participation Monday, May 13, 2019 The all-powerful truth of the Trinity is the Father, who created us and keeps us within him. The deep wisdom of the Trinity is our Mother, in whom we all are enfolded. The exalted goodness of the Trinity is our beloved Lord: we are held in… Continue Reading Practical Participation

Collective Evolution

Christ in Evolution Collective Evolution Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Today we continue gleaning insights Louis Savary has drawn from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The success of God’s plan for creation depends on [our] conscious and creative activity to keep the divine plan evolving and developing in the direction God wants for creation. In the past,… Continue Reading Collective Evolution

Returning Home

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Returning Home Tuesday, November 20, 2018 I ask . . . that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You. . . . I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity. . . . Father, I… Continue Reading Returning Home

The Universal and Unifying Meal

Eucharist The Universal and Unifying Meal Thursday, July 26, 2018 The mystery of sharing food and a common table takes place on different levels. First there is the unifying idea of sharing the same food. Then there is the symbolism of the table itself: where you sit at the table, how the table is arranged,… Continue Reading The Universal and Unifying Meal

A Bigger, Inclusive Table

Eucharist A Bigger, Inclusive Table Monday, July 23, 2018 The table of bread and wine is now to be made ready. It is the table of company of Jesus, and all who love him. It is the table of sharing with the poor of the world, with whom Jesus identified himself. It is the table… Continue Reading A Bigger, Inclusive Table

The Shape of the Table

Eucharist The Shape of the Table Sunday, July 22, 2018 Our spirituality is inseparable from the way we live in the world. Over the past several weeks we’ve explored some controversial topics: justice, economics, politics. If you’re still reading, thank you for hanging in there with me! Learning and growing is not always comfortable. Whether… Continue Reading The Shape of the Table

The Mirroring Gaze

Relationships The Mirroring Gaze Tuesday, May 1, 2018 As I shared early last month, infants see themselves mirrored in their caregiver’s eyes. [1] This gaze begins to form mirror neurons that are thought to be the physiological basis for empathy. Babies and children who receive loving mirroring and modeling can grow into adults capable of… Continue Reading The Mirroring Gaze

Bearing the Mystery of God

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Bearing the Mystery of God Sunday, April 15, 2018 In the image of God they were created, male and female God created them. —Genesis 1:27 As we explored the past two weeks, human bodies are sacred images or incarnations of God. Yes, this includes our gender and sexuality. What makes… Continue Reading Bearing the Mystery of God

God Loves All Bodies

Human Bodies: Week 2 God Loves All Bodies Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Barbara Brown Taylor, one of our CONSPIRE 2018 presenters, shares her experience of falling in love with human bodies, her own and others. She writes in An Altar in the World: Our bodies are prophets. They know when things are out of whack… Continue Reading God Loves All Bodies

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