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Contemplating Creation

Contemplating Creation Contemplating Creation Sunday, October 10, 2021 Praise the Lord from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps; Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling God’s word; Mountains and all hills; Fruit trees and all cedars; Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and winged fowl; Let them praise the name of the Lord, For God’s name alone is exalted; God’s glory… Continue Reading Contemplating Creation

“Ensouled” Animals

Francis and the Animals “Ensouled” Animals Thursday, October 7, 2021 Readers of the Daily Meditations may be familiar with the theological and scientific work of Ilia Delio. Today we share a reflection that honors both her Franciscan theology and her personal relationship with a beloved pet. It is almost a week since our beloved cat,… Continue Reading “Ensouled” Animals

Our Compassionate God

Compassion Our Compassionate God Wednesday, September 29, 2021 CAC core faculty member James Finley gently reminds us of our infinite preciousness to God. God cannot help but meet us with compassionate love. Offering ourselves compassion is one step to encountering the depths of God’s compassion for us. Compassion is the love that recognizes and goes… Continue Reading Our Compassionate God

Compassion as Steadfast Love

Compassion Compassion as Steadfast Love Monday, September 27, 2021 Quaker author Richard Foster has long written on themes of prayer and spiritual practice. Focusing on the Hebrew word hesed, Foster explores the many ways that compassion shows up in the Hebrew Bible, both in God and in how people relate to one another: [The Hebrew… Continue Reading Compassion as Steadfast Love

Contemplation Creates Compassion

Compassion Contemplation Creates Compassion Sunday, September 26, 2021 A practice of contemplation is one of the surest ways to develop the virtue of compassion—for both ourselves and others. Father Richard speaks to how this loving gaze is developed between ourselves and God. Much of the early work of contemplation is discovering a way to observe… Continue Reading Contemplation Creates Compassion

We Cannot Serve Two Masters

What Do We Do With Money? We Cannot Serve Two Masters Monday, September 20, 2021 Fr. Richard continues his reflections on money by considering one of Jesus’ most challenging statements. Many of us, myself included, have a confused, guilt-ridden, obsessive attitude about money. There’s hardly anybody who can think in a clear-headed way about it.… Continue Reading We Cannot Serve Two Masters

Love Is All There Is

Hell, No! Love Is All There Is Thursday, September 16, 2021 We are born out of love. We live in love. We are destined for love.  —Blessed Raymón Llull, The Book of the Lover and the Beloved There are few people who teach as passionately about love as scientist, scholar, and Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio.… Continue Reading Love Is All There Is

Choosing Heaven Now

Hell, No! Choosing Heaven Now Monday, September 13, 2021 The shape of creation must somehow mirror and reveal the shape of the Creator. We must have a God at least as big as the universe. Otherwise, our view of God becomes irrelevant, constricted, and more harmful than helpful. The Christian image of a torturous hell… Continue Reading Choosing Heaven Now

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

Participation Is the Only Way

Life as Participation Participation Is the Only Way Friday, September 10, 2021 Some of the most exciting and fruitful thought in recent theology can be described as the “turn toward participation.” [1] Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that so many saints and mystics have spoken of in their own ways. It… Continue Reading Participation Is the Only Way

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