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Tag Archives: Dignity

Changing Sides

Economy: Week 2 Changing Sides Wednesday, July 4, 2018 U.S. Independence Day God chose things the world considers foolish to shame those who think they are wise. And God chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. —1 Corinthians 1:27 You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor… Continue Reading Changing Sides

Walking toward Heaven

Justice: Week 2 Walking toward Heaven Thursday, June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice Yesterday I explored the fundamental importance of discovering and living out of our True Self, our imago Dei, the image of God that we are. In the Center for Action and Contemplation’s most recent edition of Oneing, “Anger,” actor, filmmaker, writer, and personal… Continue Reading Walking toward Heaven

You Are the “Imago Dei”

Justice: Week 2 You Are the “Imago Dei” Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Searching for and rediscovering the True Self is the fundamentum, the essential task that will gradually open us to receiving and giving love to God, others, and ourselves, and thus to live truly just lives. Grace builds on nature; it does not avoid… Continue Reading You Are the “Imago Dei”

Reclaiming Jesus

Justice: Week 2 Reclaiming Jesus Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Earlier this year, I collaborated with a group of Christian leaders in the United States to write a statement to our churches, “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis.” [1] I invite you to meditate on three of our affirmations: The church’s… Continue Reading Reclaiming Jesus

Protecting and Also Bridging Differences

Justice: Week 1 Protecting and Also Bridging Differences Monday, June 11, 2018 As we saw earlier this year, humans need concrete and particular experiences to learn the ways of love. [1] We don’t learn to love through abstract philosophy or theology. That’s why Jesus came to show God in human form, revealing a face we… Continue Reading Protecting and Also Bridging Differences

Universal Dignity

Human Bodies: Week 2 Universal Dignity Monday, April 9, 2018 If you can’t honor the Divine Indwelling—the presence of the Holy Spirit—within yourself, how could you see it in anybody else? You can’t. Like knows like. All awareness, enlightenment, aliveness, and transformation begins with recognizing that your own eternal DNA is both divine and unearned;… Continue Reading Universal Dignity

Inner Light

Thisness Inner Light Friday, March 23, 2018 I have the immense joy of being a [human being], a member of a race in which God became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But… Continue Reading Inner Light

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 4-Friday, February 9, 2018 The experience of forgiveness or mercy is the experience of a magnanimous God who loves out of total gratuitousness. (Sunday) If the heart is awake and clear, it can directly receive, radiate, and reflect the unmanifest divine Reality. —Cynthia Bourgeault (Monday) If… Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Inherent Dignity

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 1 Inherent Dignity Friday, June 9, 2017 If we look at all the wars of history, we’ll see that God has unwittingly been enlisted on both sides of the fight. It’s easy to wonder what God does when both sides are praying for God’s protection. If I’m to trust Jesus as the… Continue Reading Inherent Dignity

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Weekly Summary

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Summary: Sunday, January 1-Friday, January 6, 2017 It’s time to rebuild Christianity from the bottom up. If the foundation is not solid and sure, everything you try to build on top of it is weak and ineffective. (Sunday) If God is Trinity—love and relationality—that creates a very different kind of… Continue Reading From the Bottom Up: Introduction Weekly Summary

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