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Lesson Two: You Are Not Important

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson Two: You Are Not Important Tuesday, March 31, 2020 O God, if I worship you in fear of hell, burn me in hell. If I worship you in hope of paradise, shut me out from paradise. But if I worship you for your own sake, do not withhold from… Continue Reading Lesson Two: You Are Not Important

Expressions of Divine Love

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Expressions of Divine Love Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Step Eleven: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. [1] In his book Addiction and Grace, psychiatrist Gerald May (1940–2005)—who was… Continue Reading Expressions of Divine Love

Waiting and Unknowing

Darkness Waiting and Unknowing Sunday, December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent Advent [meaning “coming”], to the Church Fathers, was the right naming of the season when light and life are fading. They urged the faithful to set aside four weeks to fast, give, and pray—all ways to strip down, to let the bared soul… Continue Reading Waiting and Unknowing

Our Deepest Desire

Meeting Christ Within Us Our Deepest Desire Thursday, May 30, 2019 Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire. —Psalm 37:4 One of my favorite mystics is the English anchorite Julian of Norwich (1342–1416). After a serious illness, during which she experienced “shewings” or revelations of Jesus’ love, she wrote… Continue Reading Our Deepest Desire

Bodily Knowing

This Is My Body Bodily Knowing Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Mutual desiring and indwelling is the intended impact of the Eucharist. We know that Jesus often referred to himself as the “bridegroom” (John 3:29; Matthew 9:15), and one of his first recorded acts of ministry was partying at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11),… Continue Reading Bodily Knowing

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith Summary: Sunday, December 30, 2018-Friday, January 4, 2019 While there are unhelpful and even harmful parts of what has passed for Christianity that we need to move beyond, I believe there are many good, beautiful, and true gems well worth saving—and living. (Sunday) Jesus had the courage and clarity to… Continue Reading Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith: Weekly Summary

Ever Ancient, Ever New

Jesus: Modeling an Evolving Faith Ever Ancient, Ever New Monday, December 31, 2018 Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things… Continue Reading Ever Ancient, Ever New

The Unconscious

Contemplation: Week 1 The Unconscious Friday, December 14, 2018 Feast Day of St. John of the Cross Both Jesus and Paul love to use the subtle metaphor of leaven or yeast. Paul says that we should “Throw out the old yeast and make ourselves into a totally new batch of bread” (see 1 Corinthians 5:7).… Continue Reading The Unconscious

The Ground of Being

Death and Resurrection: Week 1 The Ground of Being Sunday, November 11, 2018 The fact that life and death are “not two” is extremely difficult to grasp, not because it is so complex, but because it is so simple. —Ken Wilber [1] We miss the unity of life and death at the very point where… Continue Reading The Ground of Being

The Meaning of Spiritual Love

Love: Week 2 The Meaning of Spiritual Love Wednesday, November 7, 2018 When you looked at me Your eyes imprinted your grace in me; For this you loved me ardently; And thus my eyes deserved To adore what they behold in you. . . . And let us go forth to behold ourselves in your… Continue Reading The Meaning of Spiritual Love

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