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The Delight of Diversity

Trinity: Week 2 The Delight of Diversity Tuesday, September 20, 2016 One of the most wonderful things I find in the classic naming of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is its affirmation that there is an intrinsic plurality to goodness. Goodness isn’t sameness. Goodness, to be goodness, needs contrast and tension, not perfect… Continue Reading The Delight of Diversity

Dying with Christ

Spirituality of Letting Go: Week 2 Dying with Christ Wednesday, September 7, 2016 My good friend and colleague, Franciscan 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… Continue Reading Dying with Christ

You Are What You Seek

True Self/False Self: Week 2 You Are What You Seek Tuesday, August 9, 2016 On that day, you will know that you are in me and I am in you. —John 14:20 “That day” is usually a long time in coming for most of us. We hold on to the illusion of a separate self… Continue Reading You Are What You Seek

True Self/False Self: Week 1 Summary

True Self/False Self: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 31-Friday, August 5, 2016 You (and every other created thing) begin with your own divine DNA, an inner destiny as it were, an absolute core that knows the truth about you, a true believer tucked away in the cellar of your being, an imago Dei that begs… Continue Reading True Self/False Self: Week 1 Summary

Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary

Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, June 12-Friday, June 18, 2016 It is when we begin to pay attention, and to seek integrity precisely in the task within the task, that we begin to move from the first to the second half of our own lives. (Sunday) The only thing strong enough to… Continue Reading Two Halves of Life: Week 1 Summary

Belly, Heart, and Head

Enneagram: Week 1 Belly, Heart, and Head Tuesday, April 26, 2016 For teaching purposes, the nine Enneagram types are arranged clockwise in a circle. They are clustered in three triads or groups of three: the belly center (sometimes called the gut or instinctual center), the heart center, and the head center. We need all three… Continue Reading Belly, Heart, and Head

Participation: Week 2 Summary

Participation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, April 10-Friday, April 15, 2016 God refuses to be known intellectually. God can only be loved and known in the act of love; God can only be experienced in communion. (Sunday) Jesus offered the world full and final participation in his own very holistic teaching. Jesus spoke of true union… Continue Reading Participation: Week 2 Summary

A New Experience

Scripture: Week 1 A New Experience Sunday, February 21, 2016 “Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.” —Eugene Ionesco [1] The British-American author D. H. Lawrence said, “The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences.” New ideas… Continue Reading A New Experience

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