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A Revelation of Heaven on Earth

God puts us in a world of passing things where everything changes and nothing remains the same. Continue Reading A Revelation of Heaven on Earth

Only One Message

There’s really only one message: there is no separation between God and creation. Continue Reading Only One Message

The Poverty of Christmas

There’s really nothing necessarily pretty about the first Christmas. Continue Reading The Poverty of Christmas

Being Present to the Presence of God

Christianity and Buddhism Being Present to the Presence of God Friday, November 12, 2021 One of the great gifts Buddhism offers to Christianity is an emphasis on being present to our experiences in the here and now. In one of his homilies, Father Richard speaks of the holiness of our present time and place, no… Continue Reading Being Present to the Presence of God

Beginning as “Beloved”

Original Goodness Beginning as “Beloved” Thursday, October 28, 2021 And a voice came out of the heavens: “You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased.” —Mark 1:11 In a homily on the Feast of Jesus’ Baptism, Fr. Richard Rohr describes the powerful nature of being named a beloved child of God. We… Continue Reading Beginning as “Beloved”

Common-Sense Compassion

Compassion Common-Sense Compassion Thursday, September 30, 2021 In this homily, Fr. Richard reflects on the well-known story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–35), a parable Jesus used to teach us what common-sense compassion looks like in our everyday lives. This is probably the most well-known of all Jesus’ parables, probably because the lesson of compassion… Continue Reading Common-Sense Compassion

It’s All a Gift

What Do We Do With Money? It’s All a Gift Thursday, September 23, 2021 Jesus said to the host who had invited him, “When you hold a lunch or dinner . . . invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; and blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.”… Continue Reading It’s All a Gift

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

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

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