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Tag Archives: fear

Be Not Afraid: Weekly Summary

Jesus invites us to discover that our fear is woven into God’s own life. Continue Reading Be Not Afraid: Weekly Summary

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

A New Fearlessness

The awareness of being a child of God tends to stabilize the ego and results in a new courage, fearlessness, and power. Continue Reading A New Fearlessness

Being Tender with Our Fear

I believe fear has the holy potential to draw out awe in us. To lead us into deeper patterns of protection and trust. Continue Reading Being Tender with Our Fear

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?

A Mother Hen God

Because maybe the opposite of fear isn’t bravery.  Maybe the opposite of fear is love. Continue Reading A Mother Hen God

Fear Is Contraction

The soul or the True Self does not proceed by contraction but by expansion. Continue Reading Fear Is Contraction

God Is Good

Hell, No! God Is Good Sunday, September 12, 2021 Your image of God creates you. This is why it is important that we see God as loving and benevolent and why good theology still matters. One mistaken image of God that keeps us from receiving grace is the idea that God is a cruel tyrant.… Continue Reading God Is Good

Preaching to the Disinherited

The Sermon on the Mount Preaching to the Disinherited Friday, July 23, 2021 Jesus’ primary audience for the Sermon on the Mount would have been the “disinherited,” to use the term from the African American author and mystic Howard Thurman (1899–1981). So much of Jesus’ teaching was meant to allay the fear and despair of… Continue Reading Preaching to the Disinherited

Healing Takes Place Here

Trauma and Healing Healing Takes Place Here Monday, May 3, 2021 Claude AnShin Thomas suffered for years from the trauma of war as a Vietnam combat veteran. A retreat with Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh set him on the path of mindfulness and healing. He is now a Zen Buddhist monk. He recounts his story:… Continue Reading Healing Takes Place Here

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