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Tag Archives: Mercy

God’s Love Made Manifest

Tears express that vulnerability in which we can endure having our heart broken and go right on loving. Continue Reading God’s Love Made Manifest

We All Need Forgiveness

People who know how to forgive have known how good it feels to be forgiven precisely when they didn’t deserve it. Continue Reading We All Need Forgiveness

Everything Is a Gift

Only the experience of divine mercy breaks down our meritocracies and entitlement. Continue Reading Everything Is a Gift

Letting Go of Our Innocence

I am who I am, and for some unbelievable reason, that’s what God has chosen to love. Continue Reading Letting Go of Our Innocence

A Riverbed of Mercy

God-in-us is a riverbed of mercy that underlies all the flotsam and jetsam that flows over it and soon passes away. Continue Reading A Riverbed of Mercy

Universal Restoration

God’s love is so great that God will finally teach it to all of us. Continue Reading Universal Restoration

Prayer of the Heart

Unless we make a habit of asking for mercy, we forget that we need it. Continue Reading Prayer of the Heart

A Metaphysics of Hope

For as the heavens reach beyond earth and time, we swim in mercy as in an endless sea. —Psalm 103:11 Cynthia Bourgeault explores the idea that mystical hope is something that arises from within us, not as a result of our own effort, but as a fruit of our ability to consciously abide in what… Continue Reading A Metaphysics of Hope

Christianity and Empire: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Empire Saturday, October 23, 2021 Week Forty-Two Summary and Practice Sunday, October 17—Friday, October 22, 2021 Sunday How can I trust that things like nonviolence, the path of descent, simplicity of life, forgiveness and healing, the preference for the poor, and radical grace itself are as important as they are, unless Jesus also… Continue Reading Christianity and Empire: Weekly Summary

Compassion as Steadfast Love

Compassion Compassion as Steadfast Love Monday, September 27, 2021 Quaker author Richard Foster has long written on themes of prayer and spiritual practice. Focusing on the Hebrew word hesed, Foster explores the many ways that compassion shows up in the Hebrew Bible, both in God and in how people relate to one another: [The Hebrew… Continue Reading Compassion as Steadfast Love

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