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Cultivating Justice

Justice: Week 1 Cultivating Justice Thursday, June 14, 2018 Jack Jezreel describes three additional essential aspects of following Jesus and creating a world of justice and peace. [1] Take Time to Pray . . . Prayer is a way of connecting with our source. It is about being centered, grounded, mindful of the holy, the… Continue Reading Cultivating Justice

Chant: Discovering Your Voice

Art: Week 2 Chant: Discovering Your Voice Monday, May 21, 2018 Chant is singing our prayers. Chant is vocal meditation. Chant is the breath made audible in tone. Chant is discovering Spirit in sound. —Robert Gass [1] My colleague, Center for Action and Contemplation faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault, sees the psalms as a powerful prophetic… Continue Reading Chant: Discovering Your Voice

The Psalms

Art: Week 2 The Psalms Sunday, May 20, 2018 So much of our lives is dictated by our preferences, what we like and don’t like. We all naturally gravitate toward what we find attractive, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. But we need to be aware that there are things deeper than our preferences.… Continue Reading The Psalms

Wonder

The Natural World: Week 2 Wonder Friday, March 16, 2018 Thank you Lord for all you’ve made. Thank you for the trees, flowers, butterflies, animals, and people you have created in your image. Thank you for letting me share in the joy of your beautiful creation. Your light shines bright in my heart and I… Continue Reading Wonder

Creation: Week 2 Summary

Creation: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 18-Friday, February 23, 2018 The Divine Presence is happening in, through, and amidst every detail of life . . . [It] penetrates all that exists. Everything in virtue of coming into existence is in relationship to this Source. —Thomas Keating (Sunday) In the model of the universe as God’s… Continue Reading Creation: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, February 4-Friday, February 9, 2018 The experience of forgiveness or mercy is the experience of a magnanimous God who loves out of total gratuitousness. (Sunday) If the heart is awake and clear, it can directly receive, radiate, and reflect the unmanifest divine Reality. —Cynthia Bourgeault (Monday) If… Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, January 21-Friday, January 26, 2018 Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity (it did not need changing)! Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God. (Sunday) God leads people beyond the idea of a bilateral contract in which we must earn,… Continue Reading Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Summary

An Inner Dialogue of Naming and Responding

An Inner Dialogue of Naming and Responding January 14, 2018 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 John 1:35-42 Length: 8:53 Size: 12 MB Download “An Inner Dialogue of Naming and Responding” MP3.

Heaven: Weekly Summary

Heaven Summary: Sunday, December 17-Friday, December 22, 2017 The goal must be kept simple and clear—love of God and neighbor, union with God and neighbor. Our common word for this state of union is heaven. (Sunday) Heaven is first of all now and therefore surely later. If God loves and accepts us now in our… Continue Reading Heaven: Weekly Summary

Mysticism: Week 2 Summary

Mysticism: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 1-Friday, October 6, 2017 “[The mystics help us] to learn the curriculum of a truly spiritual life . . . grounded in love, mercy, tenderness, compassion, forgiveness, hope, trust, simplicity, silence, peace, and joy. To embody union with God is to discover these beautiful characteristics emerging from within and… Continue Reading Mysticism: Week 2 Summary

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