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Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

A Palpable Reality

I’d never heard someone speaking in tongues before. My mouth fell open. What did this mean? Continue Reading A Palpable Reality

Baptism of Fire and Spirit

Even though we so often pray, “Come, Holy Spirit,” the gift of the Spirit is already given. Continue Reading Baptism of Fire and Spirit

Coming through Crises Stronger

Everything is interconnected, but we do not always transform this interdependence into solidarity. Continue Reading Coming through Crises Stronger

Living in Christ

From the very depths of his being, Paul experienced and surrendered to the love of God in Christ. Continue Reading Living in Christ

Trusting Our Essential Self

Jesus revealed a paradox in his entire being: human and divine are not separate, but one! Continue Reading Trusting Our Essential Self

We Are Made for Love

God is our word for the ultimate ecosystem that holds all things in positive relationship. Continue Reading We Are Made for Love

The Gift of Confidence

Father Richard describes the gift of confidence, which arises not from our ego or efforts, but from the foundational goodness of God. When we are confident, we believe in a deep way that life is good, God is good, and humanity is good. We become safe and salutary people for others. We do exciting and… Continue Reading The Gift of Confidence

Good Power

Good and Bad Power Good Power Sunday, August 8, 2021 Despite the many abuses of power documented throughout history, power itself cannot be inherently bad. In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit is described as dynamis, which means power (Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 2:5). Jesus tells his disciples before his Ascension that “You will receive… Continue Reading Good Power

God is Right Here

Crisis Contemplation God is Right Here Friday, July 30, 2021 God is not out only “out there.” This week’s meditations have explored how God is radically “right here,” even in times of crisis. Just as it was hard to see the divine image in Jesus, it is hard to see it in ordinary people like… Continue Reading God is Right Here

Communal Lament

Crisis Contemplation Communal Lament Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Psalms of lament are powerful expressions of the experience of disorientation. They express the pain, grief, dismay, and anger that life is not good. They also refuse to settle for things as they are, and so they assert hope. —Walter Brueggemann, Praying the Psalms Most of us… Continue Reading Communal Lament

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