Tag Archives: Goodness

An Uncreated Spark

The Perennial Tradition An Uncreated Spark Thursday, August 15, 2019 Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was an Indian born spiritual teacher and author, as well as a translator and interpreter of early Hindu texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. I was personally introduced to him during a visit from Henri Nouwen in the late… Continue Reading An Uncreated Spark

Christ Since the Beginning: Weekly Summary

Christ Since the Beginning Summary: Sunday, February 17-Friday, February 22, 2019 God’s first “idea” was to pour out divine infinite love into finite, visible forms. The Big Bang is our scientific name for that first idea, and “Christ” is our theological name. (Sunday) Long before Jesus’ personal Incarnation, Christ was deeply embedded in all things—as… Continue Reading Christ Since the Beginning: Weekly Summary

The First Bible

Christ Since the Beginning The First Bible Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Sacred writings are bound in two volumes—that of creation and that of Holy Scripture. —Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) [1] Ever since God created the world, God’s everlasting power and deity—however invisible—have been there for the mind to see in the things God has made. —Romans… Continue Reading The First Bible

Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness Wednesday, December 26, 2018 In the practical order, we find our Original Goodness, the image of God that we are, when we can discover and own the faith, hope, and love deeply planted within us: A trust in inner coherence itself. “It all means something!”… Continue Reading Trusting the Divine Image and Likeness

Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness

Image and Likeness: Summary Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day My work is to free myself of myself so that You can be born in me. —Meister Eckhart, paraphrased [1] The positive being that emerges from you and me [is] the image of God. The problem is that this… Continue Reading Saying Yes to the Divine Likeness

Universal Restoration

Eastern Christianity Universal Restoration Thursday, September 13, 2018 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, or else our view of God becomes irrelevant, constricted, and more harmful than helpful. The Christian image of a torturous hell… Continue Reading Universal Restoration

Walk in Beauty

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Walk in Beauty Friday, August 10, 2018 In 1969 when I was a young deacon in Acoma Pueblo, one of my jobs was to take the census. Because it was summer and hot, I would start early in the morning, driving my little orange truck to each residence. Invariably at sunrise,… Continue Reading Walk in Beauty

The Second Gaze

Contemplative Consciousness The Second Gaze Sunday, January 7, 2018 Contemplation helps us to actually experience our experiences so that they can become transformational. Contemplation exposes our small self so that we can be open to our Big Self, which many of us call “God.” This week we will explore what the contemplative mind is and… Continue Reading The Second Gaze

How Can Everything Be Sacred?

Introduction: Image and Likeness How Can Everything Be Sacred? Tuesday, January 2, 2018 The three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) teach that one Creator formed all things. There is thus a radical unity at the heart of the universe’s pluriformity, resolving any conflict between diversity and the shared “divine DNA” found in creation. This theo-logic allows… Continue Reading How Can Everything Be Sacred?

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

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