Tag Archives: Contemplation

Many Paths to Contemplation

Conscious Parenting Many Paths to Contemplation Tuesday, June 25, 2019 After recently visiting Mexico and some of the refugee centers along the Texas border and seeing so many children and babies with their parents, I was reminded that contemplative Christianity’s rather monastic, solitary, silent approach just can’t be adequate to describe contemplation for most people.… Continue Reading Many Paths to Contemplation

Meeting Christ Within Us: Weekly Summary

Meeting Christ Within Us Summary: Sunday, May 26—Friday, May 31, 2019 The goal of Christian spirituality is to recognize and respond to the continual interior movements of the Spirit, for the Spirit will always lead us toward greater union with Christ and greater love and service of God and others. —Richard Hauser (Sunday) So many… Continue Reading Meeting Christ Within Us: Weekly Summary

God’s Temple

Meeting Christ Within Us God’s Temple Friday, May 31, 2019 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  —1 Corinthians 6:19 I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me. —Galatians 2:20 Phileena Heuertz… Continue Reading God’s Temple

God With Us

Meeting Christ Within Us God With Us Sunday, May 26, 2019 If God’s Spirit has truly joined our spirit, then we have every reason to trust the deepest movements of our natures. This trust becomes a key for all spirituality. The goal of Christian spirituality is to recognize and respond to the continual interior movements… Continue Reading God With Us

Dying with Christ

Dying Before You Die Dying with Christ Monday, April 1, 2019 My good friend and Franciscan colleague Sister Ilia Delio writes: God is radically involved with the world, empowering the world toward fullness in love, but God is unable to bring about this fullness without the cooperation of humans. Human and divine cannot co-create unto… Continue Reading Dying with Christ

Christ in Evolution: Weekly Summary

Christ in Evolution Summary: Sunday, March 10—Friday, March 15, 2019 God keeps creation both good and new—which means always going somewhere even better or, in a word, evolving. God keeps creating things from the inside out. (Sunday) With greater differentiation and complexity there will also be pushback, fear, and confusion. What can we do in… Continue Reading Christ in Evolution: Weekly Summary

Jesus and Christ: Weekly Summary

Jesus and Christ Summary: Sunday, February 10—Friday, February 15, 2019 The Christ is the eternal mystery of matter and Spirit as one. Jesus willingly died—and Christ arose—yes, still Jesus, but now including and revealing everything else in its full purpose and glory. (Sunday) The Incarnation is not only “God becoming Jesus.” It is a much… Continue Reading Jesus and Christ: 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

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Contemplation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, December 16-Friday, December 21, 2018 The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs. If it is coming out of the false self with its shadow side, it is severely limited. If it is coming out of a person who is immersed in God, it is extremely… Continue Reading Contemplation: Week 2 Summary

Kenosis: Letting Go

Contemplation: Week 2 Kenosis: Letting Go Friday, December 21, 2018 [Contemplative] practices beckon earthbound bodies toward an expanded receptivity to holiness. . . . Receptivity is not a cognitive exercise but rather the involvement of intellect and senses in a spiritual reunion and oneness with God. . . . [The] contemplative moment is a spiritual… Continue Reading Kenosis: Letting Go

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