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Tag Archives: perfection

A Gospel of Humility

I’m convinced that Jesus’ good news is that God’s choice is always for the excluded one. Continue Reading A Gospel of Humility

Discovering the Little Way

Any Christian “perfection” is, in fact, our ability to include, forgive, and accept our imperfection. Continue Reading Discovering the Little Way

The Weeds and the Wheat

We have to learn, even now, to accept and forgive this mixed bag of reality in ourselves and in everybody else. Continue Reading The Weeds and the Wheat

Innocence: Weekly Summary

We come to God not by doing it right, but by doing it wrong. Continue Reading Innocence: Weekly Summary

Nondual Faith

The greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is the demand for some supposed perfection or order. Continue Reading Nondual Faith

God Loves Imperfect Things

Those who don’t have anything to prove or protect believe they are loved as they are. Continue Reading God Loves Imperfect Things

Absolute Grace and Acceptance

Living Inside God’s Great Story Absolute Grace and Acceptance Monday, August 30, 2021 After high school seminary, my [Richard’s] next step toward becoming a Franciscan was a year-long novitiate in Cincinnati, Ohio. In those days we knelt a lot. I had calluses on my knees because we knelt so much. It was not modern spirituality, but it was… Continue Reading Absolute Grace and Acceptance

The Shadow in Christianity

Shadow Work The Shadow in Christianity Wednesday, June 16, 2021 We can patiently accept not being good. What we cannot bear is not being considered good, not appearing good.—St. Francis of Assisi If you are willing to bear serenely the trial of being displeasing to yourself, you will be for Jesus a pleasant place of… Continue Reading The Shadow in Christianity

Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type One: The Need to Be Perfect Friday, February 28, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Perfection Virtue: Serenity Passion: Anger [1] This is my own type, so it’s easy for me to talk about it. I just hope I’ve done enough inner work to be able to present a balanced picture! Ones… Continue Reading Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

The Performance Principle

Growing in Christ: Week 1 The Performance Principle Friday, March 22, 2019 Religion in the second half of life is finally not a moral matter; it’s a mystical matter. While most of us begin focused on moral proficiency and perfection, we can’t spend our whole lives this way. Paul calls the first-half-of-life approach “the Law”;… Continue Reading The Performance Principle

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