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Tag Archives: longing

Living with a Grail Experience

After the Grail experience, the ordinary forever becomes extraordinary. Continue Reading Living with a Grail Experience

Suffering: Weekly Summary

Suffering can make us very bitter and cause us to shut down, or it can make us wise, compassionate, and utterly open. Continue Reading Suffering: Weekly Summary

Dazzling Darkness

Mystics see through a lens of paradox: dazzling darkness, beautiful wound, the longing that is the remedy for longing. Continue Reading Dazzling Darkness

Unknowing

I would not sacrifice my soul for all the beauty of this world. Continue Reading Unknowing

Longing

The divine-human love affair really is a reciprocal dance. Continue Reading Longing

Opening to God

Prayer is God’s desire to breathe in me, to be the spirit of my life, to draw me into the fullness of life. Continue Reading Opening to God

It Can’t Be Carried Alone

I wonder if the way to spiritually hold suffering—and not let it destroy us—is to recognize that we cannot do it alone. Continue Reading It Can’t Be Carried Alone

The Sermon on the Mount: Weekly Summary

The Sermon on the Mount Saturday, July 24, 2021 Week Twenty-Nine Summary and Practice Sunday, July 18—Friday, July 23, 2021 Sunday We must be honest and admit that most of Christianity has focused very little on what Jesus himself taught and spent most of his time doing: healing people, doing acts of justice and inclusion,… Continue Reading The Sermon on the Mount: Weekly Summary

Jesus’ Upside-Down World

The Sermon on the Mount Jesus’ Upside-Down World Monday, July 19, 2021 What is called the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel (5:1–7:29) is called the Sermon on the Plain in Luke’s Gospel (6:20–49). What we call in Matthew the Eight Beatitudes, we call in Luke the Blessings and Woes (four of each). Today… Continue Reading Jesus’ Upside-Down World

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Spiritual Direction Who Do You Say That I Am? Wednesday, June 23, 2021 We all have a yearning to be known by each other and by God. Professor and spiritual director Ruth Takiko West uses Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” as a model for our deepest spiritual questioning. “Who do you… Continue Reading Who Do You Say That I Am?

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