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Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

When we named our organization the Center for Action and Contemplation, I was just being a good Franciscan. Continue Reading Franciscan Contemplation and Action: Weekly Summary

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

Images of God: Weekly Summary

Images of God Saturday, December 4, 2021 Week Forty-Eight Summary and Practice Sunday, November 28—Friday, December 3, 2021 Sunday There is an absolute connection between how we see God and how we see ourselves and the universe. —Richard Rohr Monday Our DNA is divine, and the divine indwelling is never earned by any behavior or… Continue Reading Images of God: Weekly Summary

God Is Present in All

Images of God God Is Present in All Friday, December 3, 2021 In keeping with his Franciscan tradition, Father Richard teaches that we can find God’s freely given image in all of creation, beginning with ourselves! The purpose of prayer and religious seeking is to see the truth about Reality, to see what is. And… Continue Reading God Is Present in All

God as Fierce Love

Images of God God as Fierce Love Thursday, December 2, 2021 Like many of us, CAC friend Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis has struggled with both the possibility and the pain-points of religion. Healthy religion unites but toxic religion uses God to create more separation and hurt in the world: Before I made my living talking… Continue Reading God as Fierce Love

God Is Beyond Gender

Images of God God Is beyond Gender Wednesday, December 1, 2o21 Virtually all Christians are taught to call God “Father,” as Jesus did himself. Yet Richard understands the need for both masculine and feminine images of God. He writes: I must invite us all to reclaim and honor female wisdom, which is often qualitatively different… Continue Reading God Is Beyond Gender

What Kind of God Do We Believe In?

Images of God What Kind of God Do We Believe In? Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Author and Benedictine sister Joan Chittister catalogs how some of the most common images of God influence our behavior and reminds us that we can choose more helpful and loving images. In the long light of human history, then, it… Continue Reading What Kind of God Do We Believe In?

Finding Ourselves in God

Images of God Finding Ourselves in God Monday, November 29, 2021 Father Richard reminds us that we are created in the image and likeness of God, which offers us a solid foundation from which we can operate in the world. The biblical creation story says, “Let us make humans in our image” (Genesis 1:26). The… Continue Reading Finding Ourselves in God

Creating God in Our Own Image

Images of God Creating God in Our Own Image Sunday, November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent The Advent season begins with Scriptures that focus on the “second coming” of Christ. At times, this has been presented as a frightening event, exacerbated by the negative images of God which many Christians hold. Father Richard writes:… Continue Reading Creating God in Our Own Image

Being “God’s Somebody”

Original Goodness Being “God’s Somebody” Friday, October 29, 2021 Everybody is God’s somebody. —Bishop Michael Curry, Love Is the Way Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, with whom Fr. Richard has worked on several occasions, shares how knowing we are “God’s somebody” allows us to love ourselves and others. I’ve come to see… Continue Reading Being “God’s Somebody”

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