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Tag Archives: paradox

Strength in Weakness

Wherever there was human suffering, Jesus was concerned about it and sought to heal it in the moment of encounter. Continue Reading Strength in Weakness

Living with a Grail Experience

After the Grail experience, the ordinary forever becomes extraordinary. Continue Reading Living with a Grail Experience

Wisdom Teachings

Stories were Jesus’ stock-in-trade, the main medium by which he conveyed his message. Continue Reading Wisdom Teachings

Dazzling Darkness

Mystics see through a lens of paradox: dazzling darkness, beautiful wound, the longing that is the remedy for longing. Continue Reading Dazzling Darkness

The Communal Paradox

Every other human is a piece of myself, for I am a part and a member of humankind. Continue Reading The Communal Paradox

A Tug-of-War with Truth

Meeting the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus changed everything for Paul. Continue Reading A Tug-of-War with Truth

Kneeling before the Mystery

Religion has always said that an authentic God encounter is the quickest and truest path to such wisdom. Continue Reading Kneeling before the Mystery

The Ability to Hold Paradox

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Three The Ability to Hold Paradox Monday, August 24, 2020 Beyond rational and critical thinking, we need to be called again. This can lead to the discovery of a “second naïveté,” which is a return to the joy of our first naïveté, but now totally new, inclusive, and mature thinking. —Paul… Continue Reading The Ability to Hold Paradox

The Liminal Paradox

Liminal Space The Liminal Paradox Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Sheryl Fullerton, an editor and author with whom I have worked for many years, received a cancer diagnosis two years ago which required a difficult surgery. Like many individuals who are on earnest spiritual journeys, she allowed the painful and challenging experience to transform and guide… Continue Reading The Liminal Paradox

The Spirituality of Powerlessness

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part One The Spirituality of Powerlessness Monday, December 9, 2019 I believe that Jesus and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are saying the same thing but with different vocabulary: We suffer to get well. We surrender to win. We die to live. We give it away to keep it. This counterintuitive wisdom… Continue Reading The Spirituality of Powerlessness

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