Tag Archives: practice

The Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

The Universal Christ Summary: Sunday, December 2-Friday, December 7, 2018 What if we’ve missed the point of who Christ is, what Christ is, and where Christ is? I believe that a Christian is simply one who has learned to see Christ everywhere. (Sunday) All matter reveals Spirit, and Spirit needs matter to “show itself”! “The… Continue Reading The Universal Christ: Weekly Summary

Joy and Hope: Weekly Summary

Joy and Hope Summary: Sunday, November 25-Friday, November 30, 2018 The Gospel is primarily communicated by highly symbolic human lives that operate as “Prime Attractors”: through actions visibly done in love; by a nonviolent, humble, and liberated lifestyle; and through identification with the edged out and the excluded of the world. The very presence of… Continue Reading Joy and Hope: Weekly Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 18-Friday, November 23, 2018 As I’ve come to understand that life “composts” and “seeds” us as autumn does the earth, I’ve seen how possibility gets planted in us even in the hardest of times. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) We can cultivate spiritual disciplines designed to dismantle our identity… Continue Reading Death and Resurrection: Week 2 Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 1 Summary

Death and Resurrection: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, November 11-Friday, November 16, 2018 Death—whether one of many deaths to the false self or our physical dying—is simply returning to our spacious Ground of Being, to our foundation in Love. (Sunday) The life and death of a human being is so exquisitely calibrated as to automatically produce… Continue Reading Death and Resurrection: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 4-Friday, November 9, 2018 All we have to do is receive God’s gaze of love and then return what we have received. This is our spiritual agenda for our whole life: “love returning love” as my father St. Francis put it. (Sunday) The only people who change, who are… Continue Reading Love: Week 2 Summary

Love: Week 1 Summary

Love: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 28-Friday, November 2, 2018 My hope, whenever I speak or write, is to help clear away the impediments to receiving, allowing, trusting, and participating in a foundational Love. (Sunday) The contemplative is not just aware of God’s Loving Presence, but trusts, allows, and delights in it. (Monday) For Jesus,… Continue Reading Love: Week 1 Summary

Suffering: Week 2 Summary

Suffering: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 21-Friday, October 26, 2018 The genius of Jesus’ ministry is that he reveals that God uses tragedy, suffering, pain, betrayal, and death itself (all of which are normally inevitable), not to punish us but, in fact, to bring us to God and to our True Self, which are frequently… Continue Reading Suffering: Week 2 Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Suffering: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, October 14-Friday, October 19, 2018 My soul is sore when I learn how our people are tortured, when I learn how the rights of those created in the image of God are violated. —Óscar Romero (Sunday) For me, to be a Christian means to accept that battlefield, to accept and to… Continue Reading Suffering: Week 1 Summary

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Unknowing: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 7-Friday, October 12, 2018 We cannot grow in the integrative dance of action and contemplation without a strong tolerance for ambiguity, an ability to allow, forgive, and contain a certain degree of anxiety, and a willingness not to know—and not even to need to know. (Sunday) Information is not… Continue Reading Unknowing: Week 2 Summary

Unknowing: Week 1 Summary

Unknowing: Week 1 Summary: Sunday, September 30-Friday, October 5, 2018 When we speak of God and things transcendent, all we can do is use metaphors, approximations, and pointers. No language is adequate to describe the Holy. (Sunday) The Bible, in its entirety, finds a balance between knowing and not-knowing, between using particular and carefully chosen… Continue Reading Unknowing: Week 1 Summary

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