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Tag Archives: freedom

The Root of Violence

When we don’t know we are connected, we will invariably resort to some form of violence to get the dignity and power we lack. Continue Reading The Root of Violence

Love Poured Out

Jesus’ idea of “dying to self” was through radically squandering everything he had and was. Continue Reading Love Poured Out

Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Spirituality and Addiction Freedom to Choose Life and Love Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Author and psychotherapist Gerald May (1940–2005) was a friend and early mentor of Father Richard. In this passage, May explores how addiction keeps us from living with the full love and freedom for which we were created: It seems to me that… Continue Reading Freedom to Choose Life and Love

What Do We Do With Money? Weekly Summary

What Do We Do With Money? Saturday, September 25, 2021 Week Thirty-Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, September 19—Friday, September 24, 2021 Sunday Money and soul have never been separate in our unconscious because they are both about human exchanges, and therefore, divine exchange. —Richard Rohr Monday The reign of God is a worldview of abundance.… Continue Reading What Do We Do With Money? Weekly Summary

A Journey toward Greater Love

Living Inside God’s Great Story A Journey toward Greater Love Sunday, August 29, 2021 At the end of September, the CAC will host the seventh and final CONSPIRE conference. We are calling it Me/Us/The World: Living Inside God’s Great Story. Our own individual stories connect us to the stories of our larger communities and to… Continue Reading A Journey toward Greater Love

Exodus: The Journey of Faith

Great Themes of Scripture: Hebrew Bible Exodus: The Journey of Faith Tuesday, June 29, 2021 The journey of Exodus, the journey that Israel walked, is an image of the journey made by every person who sets out to seek the Divine Presence. Israel is, as it were, humanity personified, and so what happened to Israel… Continue Reading Exodus: The Journey of Faith

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil: Weekly Summary

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil Saturday, May 22, 2021 Week Twenty Summary and Practice Sunday, May 16—Friday, May 21, 2021 Sunday The people who hold the contradictions and resolve them in themselves are the saviors of the world. They are the only real agents of transformation, reconciliation, and newness. Monday While evil may… Continue Reading Choosing Love in a Time of Evil: Weekly Summary

Making a Choice

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil Making a Choice Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. —Viktor Frankl The quote above sounds like something a teacher of contemplation would say! The… Continue Reading Making a Choice

Envisioning a New World

Prophetic Imagination Envisioning a New World Thursday, March 25, 2021 One of the most prominent prophets in recent American history is Martin Luther King Jr. Like the prophets of Israel, he saw not just what was wrong with his nation, but how it might be restored to the promise upon which it was founded. The… Continue Reading Envisioning a New World

The Path of the Fall

Prophetic Imagination The Path of the Fall Monday, March 22, 2021 In spirituality, there are basically two paths, what I’ve called the path of the fall and the path of the return. The path of return has been the message of the priestly class. True priests talk of religion, communion, love, transcendence, connecting this world… Continue Reading The Path of the Fall

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