Tag Archives: Heaven

Love Is Stronger than Death

Resurrection Love Is Stronger than Death Thursday, May 11, 2017 I believe the meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus is summed up in the climactic line from the Song of Songs, “Love is stronger than death” (8:6). If the blank white banner that the Risen Christ usually holds in Christian art should say anything, it Read More »

Heaven: The Home of Love

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Heaven: The Home of Love Friday, December 23, 2016 Only love can move effectively across boundaries and across cultures. Love is a very real energy, a spiritual life force that is much more powerful than ideas or mere thoughts. Love is endlessly alive, always flowing toward the lower Read More »

Love, Our First and Final Home

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Love, Our First and Final Home Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (Winter Solstice) Human history is one giant wave of unearned grace, and you are now another wave crashing onto the sands of time, edged forward by the many waves behind you. You are a fully adopted son or Read More »

The Communion of Saints

Union The Communion of Saints Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, . . . I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Read More »

Heaven and Earth Are One

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Heaven and Earth Are One Thursday, October 27, 2016 After the microcosmic moment of Jesus, human and divine in time, the hourglass diagram begins expanding again. Jesus was not born as the Christ. A transfiguration, a morphing, a realization had to take place, even in Jesus, before he became the Read More »

Big Life Includes Small Deaths

Spirituality of Letting Go: Week 2 Big Life Includes Small Deaths Friday, September 9, 2016 All the world can give us is small thinking, a small mind. But small mind, without the unitive experience of big mind, makes us feel unbearably alone. We feel lost, existentially guilty, and often fragile and powerless. A lot of Read More »

A Point of Nothingness

True Self/False Self: Week 1 A Point of Nothingness Friday, August 5, 2016 Today we continue with Thomas Merton’s description of the True Self as written following his “conversion” at Fourth and Walnut. It is so inspired, I want to quote it at length: At the center of our being is a point of nothingness Read More »

Heaven Is First of All Here

Incarnation: Week 2 Heaven Is First of All Here Wednesday, January 20, 2016 It is no accident that Luke’s resurrection account in the Gospel has Jesus saying, “I am not a ghost! I have flesh and bones, as you can see” (Luke 24:39). To Thomas, Jesus says, “Put your finger in my wounds!” (John 20:27). In Read More »

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