Tag Archives: Compassion

Field Hospital on the Edge of the Battlefield

Contemplation in Action: Week 1 Field Hospital on the Edge of the Battlefield Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Francis of Assisi taught us the importance of living close to the poor, the marginalized, the outcasts in society. The outer poverty, injustice, and absurdity around us mirror our own inner poverty, injustice, and absurdity. The poor man Read More »

The Left Hand of God

Contemplation in Action: Week 1 The Left Hand of God Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Part of integrating the inner and the outer is looking at both sides of life clearly and honestly. We must be able to face the joy and wonder of life as well as its pain, injustice, and absurdity. I call the Read More »

There Is Nothing to Regret (God Uses Everything in Our Favor)

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 2 There Is Nothing to Regret (God Uses Everything in Our Favor) Monday, June 12, 2017 Toward the end of his life, Saint Francis told the friars, “Let us begin, brothers, to serve the Lord God, for up until now we have done little or nothing.” [1] That enigmatic sense of beginning Read More »

Dreaming Compassion

Meditation Dreaming Compassion Friday, February 24, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher James Finley continues to share insights on meditation (another word for contemplative prayer). Imagine that you have a dream in which you are climbing a high mountain. The valley below is where you grew up, where you experienced pain and made many mistakes. Read More »

How to Meditate

Meditation How to Meditate Thursday, February 23, 2017 Guest writer and CAC teacher James Finley continues to share insights on meditation (another word for contemplative prayer). There is no single way to meditate. There are, however, certain acts and attitudes inherently endowed with the capacity to awaken sustained states of meditative awareness that form the Read More »

Growing into Belonging

Everything Belongs: Week 1 Growing into Belonging Thursday, December 1, 2016 As we grow spiritually, we discover that we are not as separate as we thought we were. Separation from God, self, and others was a deep and tragic illusion. As we grow into deeper connection and union, the things that once brought meaning and Read More »

Big Love

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Big Love Friday, July 22, 2016 We can’t seem to know the good news that we are God’s beloveds on our own. It has to be mirrored to us. We’re essentially social beings. Another has to tell us we are beloved and good. Within contemplative prayer, we present ourselves for the ultimate gaze, the ultimate Read More »

Creating a Community of Compassion

Creating a Community of Compassion August 3, 2014 Matthew 14:31-21 File Size: 8:00 MB Length: 8:29 Download “Creating a Community of Compassion” MP3.

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