Tag Archives: Love

Evolving the Universe

Creativity Evolving the Universe Friday, June 8, 2018 Contemplation hastens the evolution of the human species. Whoever finds this out and practices it will hasten the evolutionary future of the human family. —Thomas Keating [1] Consider what Franciscan scientist and sister Ilia Delio, a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has to say about the… Continue Reading Evolving the Universe

The Third Way

Creativity The Third Way Monday, June 4, 2018 The Christian way is to risk the attachments of love—and then keep growing in love. All of life is a lesson in learning to love more deeply and truly. As we start trying to love, we begin to realize that we’re actually not loving very well. We… Continue Reading The Third Way

The Creative Mind of Christ

Creativity The Creative Mind of Christ Sunday, June 3, 2018 God created each of us with particular gifts that we can discover and use in the service of co-creating a more whole and loving world. There are many parts of the Body of Christ; I am only one part, a “mouth.” When I first began… Continue Reading The Creative Mind of Christ

Solidarity with the World

Vocation Solidarity with the World Friday, June 1, 2018 Following Jesus is not a “salvation scheme” or a means of creating social order as much as it is a vocation to share the fate of God for the life of the world. Some people are overly invested in religious ceremonies, rituals, and rules about naming who’s in and… Continue Reading Solidarity with the World

Third Self

Relationships Third Self Thursday, May 3, 2018 We speak of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and 70s. I think what has happened thus far is only the rumblings before the real revolution, the movement beyond either/or to both/and. God and evolution are inviting us toward a relational wholeness that is a synergy and a… Continue Reading Third Self

Love Endures

Relationships Love Endures Wednesday, May 2, 2018 CAC core faculty member, Cynthia Bourgeault, beautifully describes growth in “conscious love” in her sermon, given at her daughter’s wedding. I hope you will find it quite profound, as I did. It’s easy to look at marriage as the culmination of love—the end point of the journey that… Continue Reading Love Endures

Made for Love

Relationships Made for Love Monday, April 30, 2018 It is an entirely relational universe. If, at any time, we try to stop this life flow moving through us, with us, and in us, we fall into the true state of sin (and it is much more a state than a momentary behavior). What we call… Continue Reading Made for Love

The Template of Reality

Relationships The Template of Reality Sunday, April 29, 2018 God is love. —1 John 4:8 The physical structure of the universe is love. —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) [1] If a loving Creator started this whole thing—the Big Bang, the evolution of diverse and beautiful life forms—then there has to be a “DNA connection,” as… Continue Reading The Template of Reality

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, April 22-Friday, April 27, 2018 Gender seems to be a very deep archetype in the psyche. As long as we read reality in a non-contemplative, dualistic way, any gender identity that doesn’t follow our binary “norm” will invariably be challenging and usually resisted. (Sunday) Even as we acknowledge… Continue Reading Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Summary

Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution Friday, April 27, 2018 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, has a wonderful way of making the brilliant writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin accessible. Teilhard (1881-1955) was a French philosopher, Jesuit priest, and paleontologist who brought a scientific and mystical perspective to… Continue Reading Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

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