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Tag Archives: perfectionism

The Cross

Everything Belongs: Week 2 The Cross Friday, December 9, 2016 The cross is a perfect metaphor for what we mean by “Everything Belongs.” The rational, calculating mind can never fully understand the mystery of the cross. These insights can only be discovered through contemplative seeing: God is to be found in all things, even and… Continue Reading The Cross

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Summary

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, July 17-Friday, July 22, 2016 We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. (Sunday) In the late nineteenth century, the young French Carmelite nun, Thérèse of Lisieux, now a Doctor of the Church, returned the spirituality of imperfection to mainline Christianity. She called it… Continue Reading Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Summary

Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The path of union is different than the path of perfection. Perfection gives the impression that by effort I can achieve wholeness separate from God, from anyone else, or from connection to the Whole. It appeals to our individualism and our ego.… Continue Reading Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path

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