Tag Archives: Grace

Francis and the Lepers

Francisan Way: Part Two Francis and the Lepers Monday, October 7, 2019 The Lord gave me, Brother Francis, thus to begin doing penance in this way: for when I was in sin, it seemed too bitter for me to see lepers. And the Lord . . . led me among them and I showed mercy… Continue Reading Francis and the Lepers

A New Way of Thinking

Franciscan Way: Part One A New Way of Thinking Thursday, October 3, 2019 God gave St. Francis to history in a pivotal period when Western civilization began to move into rationality, functionality, consumerism, and perpetual war. Francis was himself a soldier, and his father was a tradesman in cloth. Francis came from the very world… Continue Reading A New Way of Thinking

Oneness: Weekly Summary

Oneness Summary: Sunday, September 22—Friday, September 27, 2019 When we carry our small suffering in solidarity with humanity’s one universal longing for deep union, it helps keep us from self-pity or self-preoccupation. We know that we are all in this together. (Sunday) God is the force that is binding, moving, sustaining, and transforming all of… Continue Reading Oneness: Weekly Summary

Love the Contradictions

Conscious Love Love the Contradictions Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Struggling with one’s own shadow self, facing interior conflicts and moral failures, undergoing rejection and abandonment, all daily humiliations, experiencing any kind of abuse or form of limitation, can be gateways into deeper consciousness and the flowering of the soul—if we allow them to be. These… Continue Reading Love the Contradictions

Our Deepest Desire

Meeting Christ Within Us Our Deepest Desire Thursday, May 30, 2019 Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire. —Psalm 37:4 One of my favorite mystics is the English anchorite Julian of Norwich (1342–1416). After a serious illness, during which she experienced “shewings” or revelations of Jesus’ love, she wrote… Continue Reading Our Deepest Desire

The Voice of God

Meeting Christ Within Us The Voice of God Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Among human beings, who knows what pertains to a person except the spirit of the person that is within? Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the… Continue Reading The Voice of God

A Constant Grace

Indwelling Spirit A Constant Grace Wednesday, May 22, 2019 The work of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to reveal to us the truth of our being so that the way of our being can match it. —Wm. Paul Young [1] The love in you—which is the Spirit in you—always somehow says yes. (See… Continue Reading A Constant Grace

Practical Participation

Trinity: Part 2 Practical Participation Monday, May 13, 2019 The all-powerful truth of the Trinity is the Father, who created us and keeps us within him. The deep wisdom of the Trinity is our Mother, in whom we all are enfolded. The exalted goodness of the Trinity is our beloved Lord: we are held in… Continue Reading Practical Participation

God’s First Idea

Christ Since the Beginning God’s First Idea Sunday, February 17, 2019 Have you ever wondered why creation happened in the first place? Or, like the old philosophical question, why is there anything instead of nothing? Many of the saints, mystics, and fathers and mothers of the church have said that God created because, frankly, God… Continue Reading God’s First Idea

Beginner’s Mind

Jesus and the Bible Beginner’s Mind Friday, January 11, 2019 I’d like to offer some spiritual advice so that you can read Scripture the way that Jesus did and use it for good purposes. Offer a prayer for guidance from the Holy Spirit before you make your interpretation of an important text. With an open… Continue Reading Beginner’s Mind

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