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Participation

The Perennial Tradition Participation Sunday, August 11, 2019 The Perennial Tradition includes the constant themes and truths that recur in all the world religions at their most mature and deep levels. As I mentioned last week, the Second Vatican Council teaches Catholics that indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism each reflect “a ray of… Continue Reading Participation

Civil Rights and Obligations

Prophets: Part One Civil Rights and Obligations Thursday, July 4, 2019 Sister Simone Campbell, SSS—known as “the nun on the bus”—is someone I consider a modern prophet. She is the Executive Director of NETWORK, an organization that lobbies for socially just federal policies. On this “Independence Day” (in the United States), reflect on Sr. Simone’s… Continue Reading Civil Rights and Obligations

God’s Ecstasy

Trinity: Part 2 God’s Ecstasy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Beatrice Bruteau (1930–2014) brilliantly integrated learning across fields such as mathematics, religion, science, and philosophy. God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World—which she called “a book on science for Christians”—explores Trinity from both a scientific and contemplative point of view. . . . Trinity [shows]… Continue Reading God’s Ecstasy

Practical Participation

Trinity: Part 2 Practical Participation Monday, May 13, 2019 The all-powerful truth of the Trinity is the Father, who created us and keeps us within him. The deep wisdom of the Trinity is our Mother, in whom we all are enfolded. The exalted goodness of the Trinity is our beloved Lord: we are held in… Continue Reading Practical Participation

Oneness

Growing in Christ: Week 2 Oneness Friday, March 29, 2019 The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me: my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, and one love. —Meister Eckhart [1] Today we continue reflecting on what David Benner calls “spirit-centered awakening.”… Continue Reading Oneness

Consciously Evolving

Christ in Evolution Consciously Evolving Friday, March 15, 2019 Ilia Delio explores what it means to consciously, intentionally participate in evolution: Because we humans are in evolution we must see Christ in evolution as well—Christ’s humanity is our humanity, Christ’s life is our life. . . . To live Christ is to live community; to… Continue Reading Consciously Evolving

Dynamic Love

Christ in Evolution Dynamic Love Thursday, March 14, 2019 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, offers a vibrant vision for evolution in her book The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love: Christianity is a religion of evolution, a consciousness of divine love-empowered reality. In the past Christianity meant… Continue Reading Dynamic Love

Collective Evolution

Christ in Evolution Collective Evolution Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Today we continue gleaning insights Louis Savary has drawn from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The success of God’s plan for creation depends on [our] conscious and creative activity to keep the divine plan evolving and developing in the direction God wants for creation. In the past,… Continue Reading Collective Evolution

Mirroring the Divine Image

Image and Likeness: Summary Mirroring the Divine Image Monday, December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine image in everything. Our job is to mirror things correctly, deeply, and fully until all beings know who they are. A mirror by its… Continue Reading Mirroring the Divine Image

Knowing that We Don’t Know

Unknowing: Week 2 Knowing that We Don’t Know Monday, October 8, 2018 I encourage you, then, to make experience, not knowledge, your aim. Knowledge often leads to arrogance, but this humble feeling never lies to you. —Anonymous, Book of Privy Counsel [1] In meditation, we move beyond doctrines and dogmas to inner experience. When we move… Continue Reading Knowing that We Don’t Know

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