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Living Inside God’s Great Story: Weekly Summary

Living Inside God’s Great Story Saturday, September 4, 2021 Week Thirty-Five Summary and Practice Sunday, August 29—Friday, September 3, 2021 Sunday I would gather my siblings and neighborhood friends and have them sit on a bench in the backyard. I would hold my penny catechism upside down since I couldn’t read yet, and I would… Continue Reading Living Inside God’s Great Story: Weekly Summary

Everybody Grieves: Weekly Summary

Everybody Grieves Saturday, August 7, 2021 Week Thirty-One Summary and Practice Sunday, August 1—Friday, August 6, 2021 Sunday Because we’re human, we hurt. Because we’re human, we have tears to cry. Because we’re human, our hearts are broken. Because we’re human, we understand that loss is a universal language. Everybody grieves. —Rev. Jacqui Lewis Monday… Continue Reading Everybody Grieves: Weekly Summary

Crisis Contemplation: Weekly Summary

Crisis Contemplation Saturday, July 31, 2021 Week Thirty Summary and Practice Sunday, July 25—Friday, July 30, 2021 Sunday Living in a transitional age such as ours is scary: things are falling apart, the future is unknowable, so much doesn’t cohere or make sense. Our uncertainty is the doorway into mystery, the doorway into surrender, the… Continue Reading Crisis Contemplation: Weekly Summary

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Spiritual Direction Who Do You Say That I Am? Wednesday, June 23, 2021 We all have a yearning to be known by each other and by God. Professor and spiritual director Ruth Takiko West uses Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” as a model for our deepest spiritual questioning. “Who do you… Continue Reading Who Do You Say That I Am?

Oneness: Weekly Summary

Oneness Saturday, May 29, 2021 Week Twenty-One Summary and Practice Sunday, May 23—Friday, May 28, 2021 Sunday What has been “unveiled,” especially this past year with the pandemic, is that we really are one. Monday All we have to do is discover our own gift, even if it is just one thing, and use it… Continue Reading Oneness: Weekly Summary

Our Faith Is in Community

Oneness Our Faith Is in Community Monday, May 24, 2021 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:16–17) We’re… Continue Reading Our Faith Is in Community

The Work That Reconnects

The Contemplative Call to Nature The Work That Reconnects Friday, April 23, 2021 A few years ago, some members of our CAC community and I were blessed to be able to spend a week at Ghost Ranch with Joanna Macy. Joanna is a brilliant Buddhist teacher, a systems thinker, deep ecologist, and activist for peace,… Continue Reading The Work That Reconnects

One Life, One Breath

The Contemplative Call to Nature One Life, One Breath Thursday, April 22, 2021 On this Earth Day, Sherri Mitchell, a Native American attorney and sacred activist for environmental protection and human rights shares two particular terms which offer us some much-needed Indigenous wisdom and compassion. N’dilnabamuk—“all my relations.” Many people have heard Native people say… Continue Reading One Life, One Breath

The Contemplative’s Call to Nature

The Contemplative Call to Nature The Contemplative’s Call to Nature Wednesday, April 21, 2021 The monk here and now is supposed to be living the life of the new creation in which the right relation to all the rest of God’s creatures is fully restored. Hence, Desert Father stories about tame lions and all that… Continue Reading The Contemplative’s Call to Nature

Mystical Holism

All Will Be Well Mystical Holism Friday, April 9, 2021 I am convinced that the Gospel offers us a holistic understanding of salvation. If we understand the resurrection as a universal phenomenon, we can see this idea everywhere in Pauline passages, expressed in different ways. Here are some examples: “in that one body he condemned… Continue Reading Mystical Holism

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