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Cultivating Nonviolence

Peacemakers Cultivating Nonviolence Wednesday, September 18, 2019 If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, first go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. —Matthew 5:23-24 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount describes unconditional love in action. Tomorrow we’ll… Continue Reading Cultivating Nonviolence

Embodying Nonviolence

Peacemakers Embodying Nonviolence Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) used to say that every world religion knows that Jesus taught nonviolence, lived nonviolently, and died a nonviolent death except one: Christianity! Gandhi took the Gospel and his own Hindu texts seriously. He believed our core identity is union with God and that the fruit… Continue Reading Embodying Nonviolence

An Uncreated Spark

The Perennial Tradition An Uncreated Spark Thursday, August 15, 2019 Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was an Indian born spiritual teacher and author, as well as a translator and interpreter of early Hindu texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. I was personally introduced to him during a visit from Henri Nouwen in the late… Continue Reading An Uncreated Spark

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart Monday, February 5, 2018 Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God. —Matthew 5:8 When the heart is right, Jesus says, seeing will be right. He ties together heart and sight. Consider the saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Thursday, February 1, 2018 Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted. —Matthew 5:4 Tears are therapeutic and healing, both emotionally and physically. Crying helps the body shed stress hormones and stimulates endorphins. Weeping is a natural and essential part of being human.… Continue Reading Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Blessed Are the Gentle

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are the Gentle Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Blessed are the gentle [or the meek, humble, non-violent, unassuming]: they shall have the earth as inheritance. —Matthew 5:5 This Beatitude is a quote from Psalm 37:11: “the humble shall have the land for their own.” Some translate it “the nonviolent.”… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Gentle

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Tuesday, January 30, 2018 The Sermon on the Mount is the very blueprint for Christian lifestyle, and most scholars see it as the best summary of Jesus’ teaching. But we can’t understand this wisdom with the rational, dualistic mind; in fact, we will… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark Monday, January 29, 2018 Jesus was a remarkable teacher of the Wisdom or Perennial Tradition, a philosophy that has been taught “from age to age in culture after culture,” in the words of Eknath Easwaran (1910-1999). Easwaran was an Indian born spiritual teacher and… Continue Reading Discovering Our Inner Divine Spark

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