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A Connected Universe: Weekly Summary

Creation itself is the first incarnation of Christ, the primary and foundational “Bible” that reveals the path to God. Continue Reading A Connected Universe: Weekly Summary

Creation as the Body of God

This earth is the very Body of God, and it is from this body that we are born, live, suffer, and resurrect to eternal life. Continue Reading Creation as the Body of God

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

A Dynamic Unity

Our encounter with the eternal Christ mystery started 13.8 billion years ago in an event we now call the “Big Bang.” Continue Reading A Dynamic Unity

Creation Is Very Good

Original Goodness Creation Is Very Good Tuesday, October 26, 2021 God saw all God had made, and indeed it was very good. —Genesis 1:31 In Judaism, there is no concept of “original sin.” Instead of believing humans are born in sin, Judaism affirms our place in a “very good” creation. Rabbi Ellen Bernstein is a… Continue Reading Creation Is Very Good

A Hopeful Foundation

Original Goodness A Hopeful Foundation Sunday, October 24, 2021 We are not loved because we are so beautiful and good. We are beautiful and good because we are loved. —Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Joy (video interview, 2014) There is plenty of evidence in the world to conclude that there is something fundamentally flawed with humanity.… Continue Reading A Hopeful Foundation

Creation and Contemplation

Contemplating Creation Saturday, October 16, 2021 Week Forty-One Summary and Practice Sunday, October 10—Friday, October 15, 2021 Sunday Perhaps once we can see God in plants and animals, we might learn to see God in our neighbors. And then we might learn to love the world. —Richard Rohr Monday When we merge our internal rhythms… Continue Reading Creation and Contemplation

Reverencing Creation and the Creator

Contemplating Creation Reverencing Creation and the Creator Friday, October 15, 2021 For Fr. Richard and the Franciscan tradition, the incarnation is at the heart of a creation-affirming spirituality. We meet God in creation because we meet God everywhere! Instead of a barrier to the spiritual life, creation is a doorway. People who live in deep… Continue Reading Reverencing Creation and the Creator

Creation-Centered Prayer

Contemplating Creation Creation-Centered Prayer Thursday, October 14, 2021 In a conference on Franciscan mysticism, Fr. Richard reminded the audience that the presence of God is available in all things and at all times: The spiritual nature of reality, and the material, the physical, have been one ever since the Big Bang. The incarnation did not just… Continue Reading Creation-Centered Prayer

Sacred Circles

Contemplating Creation Sacred Circles Wednesday, October 13, 2021 God is an infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. —Alain of Lille, The Rules of Theology Father Richard views the Trinity as a mutual “circle dance” of love and communion. Many mystics understood the circle as a more appropriate geometric shape than… Continue Reading Sacred Circles

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