Tag Archives: God

You Are the “Imago Dei”

Justice: Week 2 You Are the “Imago Dei” Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Searching for and rediscovering the True Self is the fundamentum, the essential task that will gradually open us to receiving and giving love to God, others, and ourselves, and thus to live truly just lives. Grace builds on nature; it does not avoid… Continue Reading You Are the “Imago Dei”

God Breaks In

Art: Week 1 God Breaks In Thursday, May 17, 2018 Today Barbara Holmes continues exploring the contemplative in surprising places: We are told that Jesus hung out with publicans, tax collectors, and sinners. Perhaps during these sessions of music, laughter, and food fellowship, there were also . . . moments when the love of God… Continue Reading God Breaks In

Perplexed into Contemplation

Art: Week 1 Perplexed into Contemplation Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The imagination offers revelation. It never blasts us with information or numbs us with description. . . . We find ourselves engaged in its questions and possibilities, and new revelation dawns. . . . The imaginative form of knowing is graced with gradualness. . .… Continue Reading Perplexed into Contemplation

Icons and Images of God

Art: Week 1 Icons and Images of God Sunday, May 13, 2018 If God is creator, and we are made in God’s image or Imago Dei, then we are, in our essence, creators. We are, in our essence, artists. Therefore, when we open ourselves to the expression of creativity, we also open to the movement… Continue Reading Icons and Images of God

The Beloved Community

Community The Beloved Community Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. —Martin Luther King, Jr. [1] As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw clearly in the last years of his life, we face a real choice between chaos and community—we need a moral revolution. If… Continue Reading The Beloved Community

Reality Is Communion

Community Reality Is Communion Sunday, May 6, 2018 In the beginning God says, “Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves” (Genesis 1:26). The use of the plural pronoun here seems to be an amazing, deep time intuition of what Christians would later call the Trinity—the revelation of the nature… Continue Reading Reality Is Communion

Relationships: Weekly Summary

Relationships Summary: Sunday, April 29-Friday, May 4, 2018 The basic template of reality is Trinitarian, it’s relational. God is relationship. “Let us create in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves,” the Creator says (see Genesis 1:26). (Sunday) Whenever we refuse mutuality toward anything, whenever we won’t allow our deep inner-connectedness to guide us,… Continue Reading Relationships: Weekly Summary

The Mirroring Gaze

Relationships The Mirroring Gaze Tuesday, May 1, 2018 As I shared early last month, infants see themselves mirrored in their caregiver’s eyes. [1] This gaze begins to form mirror neurons that are thought to be the physiological basis for empathy. Babies and children who receive loving mirroring and modeling can grow into adults capable of… Continue Reading The Mirroring Gaze

The Template of Reality

Relationships The Template of Reality Sunday, April 29, 2018 God is love. —1 John 4:8 The physical structure of the universe is love. —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) [1] If a loving Creator started this whole thing—the Big Bang, the evolution of diverse and beautiful life forms—then there has to be a “DNA connection,” as… Continue Reading The Template of Reality

Feminine and Masculine Principles

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Feminine and Masculine Principles Sunday, April 22, 2018 God is beyond gender, of course. Yet Genesis says that both male and female are included in “the image of God” (1:27). Throughout the Bible, both feminine and masculine images are used to illustrate the divine, although we must admit that the… Continue Reading Feminine and Masculine Principles

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