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Tag Archives: cross

Christ Suffers with Us

The suffering that we carry is our solidarity with the one, universal longing of all humanity. Continue Reading Christ Suffers with Us

Stay with the Suffering

When we try to live in solidarity with the world’s pain, we will encounter various forms of “crucifixion.” Continue Reading Stay with the Suffering

Nondual Faith

The greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is the demand for some supposed perfection or order. Continue Reading Nondual Faith

It Can’t Be Carried Alone

I wonder if the way to spiritually hold suffering—and not let it destroy us—is to recognize that we cannot do it alone. Continue Reading It Can’t Be Carried Alone

Unified by the Paschal Mystery

Rediscovering the Common Good Unified by the Paschal Mystery Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Fr. Richard explains how a deepening trust in the Paschal Mystery of Christ can lead us to a greater commitment to the common good. I do not think it is overly dramatic to say that Western civilization appears to be in a… Continue Reading Unified by the Paschal Mystery

Universal Salvation of All Creation

Hell, No! Universal Salvation of All Creation Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Elizabeth Johnson, the brilliant theologian, Sister of St. Joseph, and professor at Fordham University, has written extensively about the universal nature of salvation— not only for humans, but for all creation. By focusing our religious conversations on the problem of human sin and “worthiness,”… Continue Reading Universal Salvation of All Creation

How Do We “Save” the World?

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil How Do We “Save” the World? Sunday, May 16, 2021 The Divine Mind transforms all human suffering by identifying completely with the human predicament and standing in full solidarity with it from beginning to end. This is the real meaning of the crucifixion. The cross is not just… Continue Reading How Do We “Save” the World?

Gazing on the Crucified Jesus

Trauma and Healing Gazing on the Crucified Jesus Friday, May 7, 2021 Those who “gaze upon” the crucified Jesus (John 19:37) long enough—with contemplative eyes—are always healed at deep levels of pain, unforgiveness, aggression, and victimhood. It demands no theological education at all, just an “inner exchange” by receiving the image within and offering one’s… Continue Reading Gazing on the Crucified Jesus

Trauma and Silence

Trauma and Healing Trauma and Silence Thursday, May 6, 2021 Today I share a contemplative poem from CAC friend and writer Felicia Murrell. Felicia’s words combine a deep awareness of God’s presence while clearly naming the collective trauma of police brutality and lynchings. It is worth remembering, as Black liberation theologian James Cone (1938–2018) points… Continue Reading Trauma and Silence

The Saving Power of the Cross

Scapegoating and the Cross The Saving Power of the Cross Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday Today the primary human problem is both revealed and resolved. It is indeed a “good” Friday. What is revealed is our human inclination to kill others, in any multitude of ways, instead of dying to ourselves—to our own illusions,… Continue Reading The Saving Power of the Cross

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