Tag Archives: meaning
Gratitude is a Practice
Maintaining a grateful perspective is a true practice. Continue Reading Gratitude is a Practice
What Kind of Person Are We Becoming?
The last period of life is meant to free us to mature even more. Continue Reading What Kind of Person Are We Becoming?
What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?
As I live and move and have my being in this country, I wonder to myself: How do I be Black and Christian and American? Continue Reading What Does It Mean to Be Black, Christian, and American?
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
Only One Message
There’s really only one message: there is no separation between God and creation. Continue Reading Only One Message
Carl Jung: Weekly Summary
Carl Jung Saturday, November 27, 2021 Week Forty-Seven Summary and Practice Sunday, November 21—Friday, November 26, 2021 Sunday Carl Jung suggested the whole problem is that Christianity does not connect with the soul or transform people anymore. He insists on actual inner, transcendent experience to anchor individuals to God, and that’s what mystics always emphasize.… Continue Reading Carl Jung: Weekly Summary
Crisis Contemplation and Joy
Crisis Contemplation Crisis Contemplation and Joy Thursday, July 29, 2021 In my Franciscan tradition, joy comes from an inner realization of true experiential union with God (or Reality, Consciousness, and Life itself!). This realization descends upon us at ever deeper levels as we walk our faith journey. Authentic joy, however, takes place through our pain—not… Continue Reading Crisis Contemplation and Joy
Job: Hoping Against Hope
Great Themes of Scripture: Hebrew Bible Job: Hoping Against Hope Thursday, July 1, 2021 The author of the biblical book of Job wrestled with the mystery of evil. If we look at this book as a drama or play, we can easily see Job as the protagonist, God as the hero, and Satan as the… Continue Reading Job: Hoping Against Hope
An Evolving Faith Includes Doubt
An Evolving Faith An Evolving Faith Includes Doubt Wednesday, June 2, 2021 In my mind, one of the markers of an evolving faith is an ability to integrate doubt—to hold the tension between what we’ve been taught and what we’ve come to know as true. When grounded in an experience of Love, doubt does not… Continue Reading An Evolving Faith Includes Doubt