Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Including Everything

Forgiveness Including Everything Thursday, August 31, 2017 The True Self is always humble. It knows that we didn’t do it right and that it isn’t even about doing it right; it’s just about doing it. Our True Self knows that everything belongs. That means holding together the good and the bad, the dark and the light,… Continue Reading Including Everything

Forgiving Reality for Being What It Is

Forgiveness Forgiving Reality for Being What It Is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 The story of Noah and the flood is filled with insight. (Although I do not really believe God killed all the people on the earth and saved only one family!) God tells Noah to bring into the ark all the opposites: the wild… Continue Reading Forgiving Reality for Being What It Is

Admitting Our Wrongdoing

Forgiveness Admitting Our Wrongdoing Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. —Step 5 of the Twelve Steps When we human beings “admit” to one another “the exact nature of our wrongs,” we invariably have a human and humanizing encounter that deeply enriches… Continue Reading Admitting Our Wrongdoing

An Unfolding Mystery

Forgiveness An Unfolding Mystery Monday, August 28, 2017 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons and daughters of God. —Matthew 5:9 The Spirit within us creates an unrelenting desire toward forgiveness and reconciliation. The entire Gospel reveals the unfolding mystery of forgiveness; it is the beginning, the middle, and the end… Continue Reading An Unfolding Mystery

The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness The Power of Forgiveness Sunday, August 27, 2017 Among the most powerful of human experiences is to give or to receive forgiveness. I want to share with you a personal story of forgiveness that happened in my family near the time of my mother’s death. She was lingering on the threshold, and for several… Continue Reading The Power of Forgiveness

The Myth of Transgression

Sin: Symptom of Separation The Myth of Transgression Thursday, August 24, 2017 First the fall, and then the recovery from the fall, and both are the mercy of God. —Julian of Norwich (c. 1343­­–c. 1416) [1] It is in falling down that we learn almost everything that matters spiritually. As many of the parables seem… Continue Reading The Myth of Transgression

Forgiving Victim

Jesus as Scapegoat Forgiving Victim Wednesday, May 3, 2017 In terms of the soul, no one else is your problem. You are invariably your primary problem. You are always the locus of conversion and transformation. I believe the message of the crucified Jesus is a statement about what to do with your pain. It’s primarily… Continue Reading Forgiving Victim

The Scapegoat Mechanism

Jesus as Scapegoat The Scapegoat Mechanism Sunday, April 30, 2017 As I mentioned last week, Jesus on the cross echoes three healing images: the Passover lamb, the “Lifted-Up One,” and the scapegoat ritual. The third symbol deserves a deeper exploration because it is central to understanding how Jesus resets the pattern of history. We’ll spend… Continue Reading The Scapegoat Mechanism

See Everything; Judge Little; Forgive Much

Dualistic and Nondual Thinking See Everything; Judge Little; Forgive Much Tuesday, January 31, 2017 We are living in exciting times, where we are teaching people not what to see, but how to see! The broad rediscovery of nondual, contemplative consciousness gives me hope for the maturing of religion and is probably the only way we… Continue Reading See Everything; Judge Little; Forgive Much

Changing the Game

Love Summary for the Year: Week 2 Changing the Game Monday, December 26, 2016 (Feast of St. Stephen) Today I encourage you to read the account of the death of Stephen (Acts 7:58-60). Stephen, the proto-martyr of Christianity, has become a new Jesus, which is henceforth the only and never-ending goal. Jesus and Stephen state… Continue Reading Changing the Game

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