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Common-Sense Compassion

Compassion Common-Sense Compassion Thursday, September 30, 2021 In this homily, Fr. Richard reflects on the well-known story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–35), a parable Jesus used to teach us what common-sense compassion looks like in our everyday lives. This is probably the most well-known of all Jesus’ parables, probably because the lesson of compassion… Continue Reading Common-Sense Compassion

Our Compassionate God

Compassion Our Compassionate God Wednesday, September 29, 2021 CAC core faculty member James Finley gently reminds us of our infinite preciousness to God. God cannot help but meet us with compassionate love. Offering ourselves compassion is one step to encountering the depths of God’s compassion for us. Compassion is the love that recognizes and goes… Continue Reading Our Compassionate God

Rights and Responsibilities

What Do We Do With Money? Rights and Responsibilities Wednesday, September 22, 2021 In his unpublished notes on money, Fr. Richard explores a parable that has often troubled faithful Christians, including pastors, theologians, and scripture scholars alike. Maybe the key to an honest Jesus hermeneutic around money has been lost in a parable that many… Continue Reading Rights and Responsibilities

Jesus as Spiritual Director

Spiritual Direction Jesus as Spiritual Director Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Every culture and religious tradition have some method of passing on spiritual wisdom and for helping individuals to discover their own. The Christian tradition of spiritual direction can find its origin in Jesus’ own way of relating to his disciples and the many who sought… Continue Reading Jesus as Spiritual Director

The Kingdom Is like a Mustard Seed

Jesus and the Reign of God The Kingdom Is like a Mustard Seed Monday, November 16, 2020 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and… Continue Reading The Kingdom Is like a Mustard Seed

Patient Trust

Summary: An Evolving Faith Patient Trust Sunday, December 29. 2019 God keeps creation both good and new—which means always going somewhere even better. God keeps creating things from the inside out, so they are forever evolving, yearning, developing, growing, and changing for the good. If we understand the Eternal Christ Mystery as the symbolic Alpha… Continue Reading Patient Trust

Teacher of Wisdom

Jesus: Wisdom Teacher Teacher of Wisdom Sunday, January 13, 2019 This week Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest and one of CAC’s core faculty members, reflects on Jesus as a wisdom teacher, drawing from her rich understanding of the ancient wisdom tradition. When I talk about Jesus as a wisdom master, I need to mention that in… Continue Reading Teacher of Wisdom

Many Ways of Knowing

Jesus and the Bible Many Ways of Knowing Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Unknown to many post-Reformation Christians, early centuries of Christianity—through authoritative teachers like Origen, Cyril of Alexandria, Augustine, and Gregory the Great—encouraged as many as seven “senses” of Scripture. The literal, historical, allegorical, moral, symbolic, eschatological (the trajectory of history and growth), and “primordial”… Continue Reading Many Ways of Knowing

The Living Word of God

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 The Living Word of God Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Fundamentalism is a growing phenomenon, not only in Islam and other religions, but within Christianity as well. Fundamentalism refuses to listen to the deep levels of mythic, metaphorical, and mystical meaning. It is obsessed with literalism and exclusion. The egoic need… Continue Reading The Living Word of God

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