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Wide-Eyed Seeing

Gender and Sexuality Wide-Eyed Seeing Sunday, October 20, 2019 I know that many Daily Meditations readers are my age—or almost (I’m 76 now)—and come from traditional religious backgrounds, so I want to recognize that this week on Gender and Sexuality may challenge what we were taught about what it means to be human, made in… Continue Reading Wide-Eyed Seeing

A Shared Universal Truth

The Perennial Tradition A Shared Universal Truth Monday, August 12, 2019 Consider an important question: Why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar things today? This really is quite amazing, and, to my knowledge, has no precedent in human history. Call it the collective unconscious, globalization, or… Continue Reading A Shared Universal Truth

Following Jesus: Weekly Summary

Following Jesus Summary: Sunday, January 20-Friday, January 25, 2019 We keep saying, “We love Jesus,” but it is more as a God-figure than someone to imitate. (Sunday) Throughout the first five centuries people understood Christianity primarily as a way of life in the present, not as a doctrinal system, esoteric belief, or promise of eternal… Continue Reading Following Jesus: Weekly Summary

Upgrading Our Operating System

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Upgrading Our Operating System Thursday, January 17, 2019 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues exploring Jesus as a wisdom teacher. I would like to reflect on this idea of Jesus as a master of consciousness from a slightly different angle with the help of a contemporary computer metaphor: We… Continue Reading Upgrading Our Operating System

An Unequivocal Call to Justice

Justice: Week 1 An Unequivocal Call to Justice Sunday, June 10, 2018 Throughout this year’s meditations we’re exploring how the divine image and dignity is inherent in every being. We have the freedom and honor of choosing to grow (or not) in our unique likeness of this image. Jesus is one clear example of this… Continue Reading An Unequivocal Call to Justice

Flesh and Spirit

Human Bodies: Week 1 Flesh and Spirit Friday, April 6, 2018 The Apostle Paul tends to use dialectics in his writing, jockeying two seemingly opposite ideas to lead us to a deeper and third understanding. One of his most familiar dialectics is the way he speaks of flesh and spirit. Paul uses the word sarx,… Continue Reading Flesh and Spirit

Divinization

Contemplative Consciousness Divinization Monday, January 8, 2018 By God’s divine power, God has given us all the things we need for life and for true devotion that allow us to know God, who has called us by God’s own glory and goodness. In this gift, God has given us a guarantee of something very great… Continue Reading Divinization

Where Is God?

Introduction: Image and Likeness Where Is God? Friday, January 5, 2018 When I was on retreat at Thomas Merton’s hermitage at Gethsemani Abbey in 1985, I had a chance encounter that has stayed with me all these years. I was walking down a little trail when I recognized a recluse, what you might call a… Continue Reading Where Is God?

The Third Eye

Contemplation in Action: Week 1 The Third Eye Thursday, June 29, 2017 In the early medieval period, two Christian philosophers offered names for three different ways of seeing, and these names had a great influence on scholars and seekers in the Western tradition. Hugh of St. Victor (1078-1141) and Richard of St. Victor (1123-1173) wrote… Continue Reading The Third Eye

The Dualistic Mind

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking The Dualistic Mind Sunday, January 29, 2017 If we are trying to rebuild Christianity from the bottom up, we need to try to understand Jesus, the one who began it all (even though he probably never intended to start a new religion). I am convinced that Jesus was the first nondual… Continue Reading The Dualistic Mind

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