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Tag Archives: faith

Living Our Faith in All Circumstances

Jesus’ constant invitation, follow me, means imitate me and join me on my journey toward a new way of being human. Continue Reading Living Our Faith in All Circumstances

What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?

As I live and move and have my being in this country, I wonder to myself: How do I be Black and Christian and American? Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?

Stay with the Suffering

When we try to live in solidarity with the world’s pain, we will encounter various forms of “crucifixion.” Continue Reading Stay with the Suffering

The River of Grace

Faith might be precisely that ability to trust the Big River of God’s providential love. Continue Reading The River of Grace

What Do We Do with Our Fear?

We must learn to name and to live with our fears instead of merely denying them or projecting them onto others. Continue Reading What Do We Do with Our Fear?

Living in Christ

From the very depths of his being, Paul experienced and surrendered to the love of God in Christ. Continue Reading Living in Christ

A Sign of God’s Love

God has come. God is there in the world. And therefore everything is different from what we imagine it to be. Continue Reading A Sign of God’s Love

The Gift of Confidence

Father Richard describes the gift of confidence, which arises not from our ego or efforts, but from the foundational goodness of God. When we are confident, we believe in a deep way that life is good, God is good, and humanity is good. We become safe and salutary people for others. We do exciting and… Continue Reading The Gift of Confidence

Sensing Nature

Contemplating Creation Sensing Nature Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Fr. Richard explores how a creation-centered spirituality offers a natural openness to the type of sensing that comes from contemplation: Creation spirituality reveals our human arrogance, and maybe that’s why we are afraid of it. Maybe that’s why we’re afraid to believe that God has spoken to… Continue Reading Sensing Nature

Crisis Contemplation and Joy

Crisis Contemplation Crisis Contemplation and Joy Thursday, July 29, 2021 In my Franciscan tradition, joy comes from an inner realization of true experiential union with God (or Reality, Consciousness, and Life itself!). This realization descends upon us at ever deeper levels as we walk our faith journey. Authentic joy, however, takes place through our pain—not… Continue Reading Crisis Contemplation and Joy

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