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Tag Archives: John O’Donohue

Friendship and Grace: Weekly Summary

Friendship and Grace Saturday, April 17, 2021 Week Fifteen Summary and Practice Sunday, April 11—Friday, April 16, 2021 Sunday What I let God see and accept in me also becomes what I can then see and accept in myself, in my friends, and in everything else! This is “radical grace.” Monday How joyful you are… Continue Reading Friendship and Grace: Weekly Summary

The Circle of Eternity

Communion of Saints The Circle of Eternity Wednesday, March 10, 2021 I once shared a happy dinner with the beloved Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue (1956­–2008). He passed away far too soon at the age of 52, and I imagine he was immediately welcomed into the communion of saints, living in the “circle of… Continue Reading The Circle of Eternity

Trinity: Part One: Weekly Summary

Trinity: Part One Summary: Sunday, May 5—Friday, May 10, 2019 The mystery of Trinity is embedded as the code in everything that exists. (Sunday) If we take the depiction of God in Rublev’s The Trinity icon seriously, we have to say, “In the beginning was the Relationship.” (Monday) Trinity overcomes the foundational philosophical problem of… Continue Reading Trinity: Part One: Weekly Summary

Art: Week 1 Summary

Art: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, May 13-Friday, May 18, 2018 Our divine DNA carries the creative impulse of the Creator. Even if you don’t consider yourself creative or artistic, it is an inherent part of your being. (Sunday) Perhaps, like the prophetic mystics of all traditions, the great artists of each generation can help us… Continue Reading Art: Week 1 Summary

Reuniting Our Separated Selves

Gender and Sexuality: Week 1 Reuniting Our Separated Selves Tuesday, April 17, 2018 The body is a sacrament . . . a visible sign of invisible grace. . . . All our inner life and intimacy of soul longs to find an outer mirror. It longs for a form in which it can be seen,… Continue Reading Reuniting Our Separated Selves

Listening to Our Body

Human Bodies: Week 1 Listening to Our Body Thursday, April 5, 2018 Though we began our lives immersed in unitive, kinesthetic knowing, very quickly we begin to see the distinctions and divisions in the world. As a toddler, I learned: “I am not my mother. My mother is not me.” The developing ego sees by… Continue Reading Listening to Our Body

Vulnerability

Trinity: Week 3 Vulnerability Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Did you ever imagine that what we call “vulnerability” might just be the key to ongoing growth? In my experience, healthily vulnerable people use every occasion to expand, change, and grow. Yet it is a risky position to live undefended, in a kind of constant openness to… Continue Reading Vulnerability

Interfaith Friendship

Trinity: Week 3 Interfaith Friendship Monday, September 26, 2016 Trinitarian theology offers us perhaps the best foundation for true interfaith dialogue and friendship we’ve ever had, because now Christians don’t have Jesus as our primary or only trump card. This makes mutual respect and intelligent dialogue with other religions easier and much more natural. Up… Continue Reading Interfaith Friendship

The Great Spirit

Native and Celtic Spirituality The Great Spirit Tuesday, July 7, 2015 The Romans had conquered much of Europe by the time of Jesus’ birth. Yet while they ruled Britain, the Romans never occupied Ireland or parts of Scotland. This allowed the Celtic culture and Christian monks the freedom to thrive independently. They weren’t controlled by… Continue Reading The Great Spirit

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