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Simplicity: Weekly Summary

Simplicity Saturday, July 4, 2020 Summary: Sunday, June 28—Friday, July 3, 2020 As we grow spiritually, our lives become more and more centered and simple. There are only a few things that matter, and eventually really only one. (Sunday) Francis of Assisi truly experienced radical participation in God’s very life. Such practical knowing of his… Continue Reading Simplicity: Weekly Summary

Love and Justice Are Not Two

Inner and Outer Freedom Love and Justice Are Not Two Friday, June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters. —Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei I enjoyed getting to know Rev. angel Kyodo williams when she presented at the… Continue Reading Love and Justice Are Not Two

Am I Next?

Contemplation and Racism Am I Next? Sunday, June 7, 2020 During this time of social unrest, I invite you to sit with the powerful and uncomfortable emotions, such as anger or grief, that you may be carrying. Welcome them in the presence of God. As I often say, if we do not transform our pain,… Continue Reading Am I Next?

Julian of Norwich: Weekly Summary

Julian of Norwich Saturday, May 16, 2020 Summary: Sunday, May 10 — Friday, May 15, 2020 Like all mystics, Julian realized that what Jesus was saying about himself, he was simultaneously saying about all of reality. That is what unitive consciousness allows you to see. (Sunday) Perhaps the best answer to the question “Why Julian… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich: Weekly Summary

Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Liminal Space Saturday, May 2, 2020 Summary: Sunday, April 26 — Friday, May 1, 2020 Liminal space is where we are betwixt and between, having left one room or stage of life but not yet entered the next. (Sunday) Hardly anything turns out the way you expected it to, and you’re frequently ready to write… Continue Reading Liminal Space: Weekly Summary

Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross: Weekly Summary

Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross Summary: Sunday, April 19 — Friday, April 24, 2020 Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross were part of the “final supernova” of nondual, mystical consciousness in 16th century Spain. (Sunday) Our hearts open either because they have been softened, or perhaps because suffering makes us… Continue Reading Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross: Weekly Summary

Praying in Our Time

Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross Praying in Our Time Sunday, April 19, 2020 As of today, like many of you, I have been in self-isolation for several weeks. Honestly, it is a bit like when I sometimes go on a hermitage during Lent; except now, of course, my prayers are with the… Continue Reading Praying in Our Time

The Prayer of Francis and Clare

The Universal Pattern The Prayer of Francis and Clare Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Both St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) and St. Clare (1194–1253) let go of their fear of suffering; any need for power, prestige, and possessions; and any need for their small self to be important. By doing so they came to know who… Continue Reading The Prayer of Francis and Clare

Praying in Crisis  

The Path of Descent Praying in Crisis Wednesday, March 25, 2020  CAC faculty member Brian McLaren is an author and contemplative activist. He spent over twenty years as the pastor of a church where he lived, worked, and prayed with people in good times and bad. Responding to crises is not theoretical for him, but a deeply felt and… Continue Reading Praying in Crisis  

Mind, Body, Heart: Weekly Summary

Mind, Body, Heart Sunday, February 16–Friday, February 22, 2020 Wisdom is not the result of mental effort. It cannot be gained through intellectual study. Even life experiences do not make us wise if we don’t process them humbly and consciously. (Sunday) Wisdom is a way of knowing that goes beyond one’s mind, one’s rational understanding, and embraces the… Continue Reading Mind, Body, Heart: Weekly Summary

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