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Cosmic Hope

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Richard’s love for the Trinity finds inspiration from the Franciscan mystical scholar St. Bonaventure (c. 1217–1274), who viewed all reality as coming from, participating with, and returning to God. Such a cosmic vision is mystical hope at its best! Bonaventure’s vision is positive, mystic, cosmic, intimately relational, and… Continue Reading Cosmic Hope

The Christ Mystery

Richard writes about how the coming of Christ is far more than the birth of a baby. The Christ Mystery is nothing less than a cosmic hope for history: The Second Coming of Christ that history is waiting for is not the same as the baby Jesus or even the historical Jesus. The historical Jesus… Continue Reading The Christ Mystery

Images of God: Weekly Summary

Images of God Saturday, December 4, 2021 Week Forty-Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, November 28—Friday, December 3, 2021 Sunday There is an absolute connection between how we see God and how we see ourselves and the universe. —Richard Rohr Monday Our DNA is divine, and the divine indwelling is never earned by any behavior or… Continue Reading Images of God: Weekly Summary

God Is Present in All

Images of God God Is Present in All Friday, December 3, 2021 In keeping with his Franciscan tradition, Father Richard teaches that we can find God’s freely given image in all of creation, beginning with ourselves! The purpose of prayer and religious seeking is to see the truth about Reality, to see what is. And… Continue Reading God Is Present in All

God as Fierce Love

Images of God God as Fierce Love Thursday, December 2, 2021 Like many of us, CAC friend Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis has struggled with both the possibility and the pain-points of religion. Healthy religion unites but toxic religion uses God to create more separation and hurt in the world: Before I made my living talking… Continue Reading God as Fierce Love

God Is Beyond Gender

Images of God God Is beyond Gender Wednesday, December 1, 2o21 Virtually all Christians are taught to call God “Father,” as Jesus did himself. Yet Richard understands the need for both masculine and feminine images of God. He writes: I must invite us all to reclaim and honor female wisdom, which is often qualitatively different… Continue Reading God Is Beyond Gender

What Kind of God Do We Believe In?

Images of God What Kind of God Do We Believe In? Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Author and Benedictine sister Joan Chittister catalogs how some of the most common images of God influence our behavior and reminds us that we can choose more helpful and loving images. In the long light of human history, then, it… Continue Reading What Kind of God Do We Believe In?

Finding Ourselves in God

Images of God Finding Ourselves in God Monday, November 29, 2021 Father Richard reminds us that we are created in the image and likeness of God, which offers us a solid foundation from which we can operate in the world. The biblical creation story says, “Let us make humans in our image” (Genesis 1:26). The… Continue Reading Finding Ourselves in God

Creating God in Our Own Image

Images of God Creating God in Our Own Image Sunday, November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent The Advent season begins with Scriptures that focus on the “second coming” of Christ. At times, this has been presented as a frightening event, exacerbated by the negative images of God which many Christians hold. Father Richard writes:… Continue Reading Creating God in Our Own Image

The God Archetype

Carl Jung The God Archetype Monday, November 22, 2021 Father Richard shares the importance of archetypes for the soul’s encounter with God, which Jung explored in great depth. Depth psychology tells us that our lives are guided by subconscious, ruling images which Jung calls archetypes. Jungian archetypes include the father, the mother, the eternal child,… Continue Reading The God Archetype