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Love Draws Us Together

Unity and Diversity Love Draws Us Together Tuesday, June 4, 2019 The third [revelation] is that our Lord God, almighty wisdom, all love, just as truly as [God] has made everything that is, so truly [God] does and brings about all that is done . . . we are securely protected through love, in joy… Continue Reading Love Draws Us Together

Our Deepest Desire

Meeting Christ Within Us Our Deepest Desire Thursday, May 30, 2019 Find your delight in the Lord who will give you your heart’s desire. —Psalm 37:4 One of my favorite mystics is the English anchorite Julian of Norwich (1342–1416). After a serious illness, during which she experienced “shewings” or revelations of Jesus’ love, she wrote… Continue Reading Our Deepest Desire

Practical Participation

Trinity: Part 2 Practical Participation Monday, May 13, 2019 The all-powerful truth of the Trinity is the Father, who created us and keeps us within him. The deep wisdom of the Trinity is our Mother, in whom we all are enfolded. The exalted goodness of the Trinity is our beloved Lord: we are held in… Continue Reading Practical Participation

Aliveness

Trinity: Part 1 Aliveness Friday, May 10, 2019 Greatly ought we to rejoice that God dwells in our soul; and more greatly ought we to rejoice that our soul dwells in God. Our soul is created to be God’s dwelling place, and the dwelling of our soul is God. . . . And I saw… Continue Reading Aliveness

God Is Diversity

Interfaith Friendship God Is Diversity Wednesday, December 6, 2017 I have been drawn to the living heart of every spiritual tradition I have encountered. . . . What I found irresistible was the essential unity at the core of all that diversity; each faith tradition was singing the same song in a deliciously different voice:… Continue Reading God Is Diversity

Julian of Norwich, Part II

Mysticism: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part II Monday, October 2, 2017 The place which Jesus takes in our soul he will nevermore vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there. . . . And the soul who thus contemplates is made like… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part II

Julian of Norwich, Part I

Mysticism: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part I Sunday, October 1, 2017 We who seek to grow spiritually are like children ushered off to school for their education and personal growth. God is the principal or headmaster, and the saints and mystics are the various teachers and coaches who will interact with us on a… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part I

Universal Restoration

Love Summary for the Year: Week 2 Universal Restoration Friday, December 30, 2016 There were a number of fathers in the early church (the first four centuries C.E.) who believed in apokatastasis, “universal restoration” (Acts 3:21). They believed that the real meaning of the resurrection of Christ was that God’s love was so perfect and… Continue Reading Universal Restoration

One God, One Love

Union One God, One Love Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lady Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c.1416) is one of my favorite mystics. Julian experienced her showings, as she called them, all on one night, probably May 8, 1373. It was such a profound experience that she asked the bishop to enclose her in a small anchor-hold… Continue Reading One God, One Love

Oneing

The Perennial Tradition Oneing Friday, November 25, 2016 We must finally go back to the ultimate Christian source for our principle—the central doctrine of the Trinity itself. Yes, God is “One,” just as our Jewish ancestors taught us (Deuteronomy 6:4), and yet the further, more subtle level of meaning is that this oneness is actually… Continue Reading Oneing

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