Tag Archives: Mahatma Gandhi

Meditating on the Sermon on the Mount

Peacemakers Meditating on the Sermon on the Mount Thursday, September 19, 2019 You have heard it said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” —Matthew 5:43-44 In addition to the Bhagavad Gita, Mahatma Gandhi considered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew… Continue Reading Meditating on the Sermon on the Mount

Cultivating Nonviolence

Peacemakers Cultivating Nonviolence Wednesday, September 18, 2019 If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, first go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. —Matthew 5:23-24 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount describes unconditional love in action. Tomorrow we’ll… Continue Reading Cultivating Nonviolence

Embodying Nonviolence

Peacemakers Embodying Nonviolence Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Mohandas Gandhi (1869–1948) used to say that every world religion knows that Jesus taught nonviolence, lived nonviolently, and died a nonviolent death except one: Christianity! Gandhi took the Gospel and his own Hindu texts seriously. He believed our core identity is union with God and that the fruit… Continue Reading Embodying Nonviolence

Love Is Our Nature

Peacemakers Love Is Our Nature Sunday, September 15, 2019 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. —Matthew 5:9 Before you speak of peace, you must first have it in your heart. —St. Francis of Assisi [1] Much of Christianity seems to have forgotten Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. We’ve relegated visions… Continue Reading Love Is Our Nature

Courageous Nonviolence

Nonviolence Courageous Nonviolence Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. —Mahatma Gandhi [1] Living a nonviolent life is no easy task; it is not simply pacifism. It requires courageous love, drawn from the very source of our being. As Mark Kurlansky explains, “Pacifism… Continue Reading Courageous Nonviolence

Ahimsa: Love Is Your Nature

Nonviolence Ahimsa: Love Is Your Nature Sunday, October 9, 2016 Before you speak of peace, you must first have it in your heart. —St. Francis of Assisi [1] Christianity seems to have forgotten Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. We’ve relegated visions of a peaceful kingdom to a far distant heaven, hardly believing Jesus could have meant… Continue Reading Ahimsa: Love Is Your Nature

Enoughness Instead of Never Enough

Alternative Orthodoxy: Week 2 Enoughness Instead of Never Enough Friday, February 19, 2016 Most of us have grown up with a capitalist worldview, which makes a virtue and goal out of accumulation, consumption, and collecting. Normally we cannot see this as an unsustainable and unhappy trap because all of our rooms are decorated with this… Continue Reading Enoughness Instead of Never Enough

My Wisdom Lineage

My Wisdom Lineage Monday, December 21, 2015 This year’s meditations have explored the traditions, texts, and teachers that have had the greatest influence on my worldview and theology. Together they compose my “wisdom lineage.” I’ve shared these elements not to persuade you that my way is the only or best path, but to illustrate that… Continue Reading My Wisdom Lineage

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