Tag Archives: Presence

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

Primal and Indigenous Spirituality Summary: Sunday, August 5-Friday, August 10, 2018 I want to emphasize contemplative insights and practices that help us heal our sense of separation and isolation, experience connection and community, and awaken a sense of responsibility for all beings. (Sunday) Even in early, primal religion, we can see the idea of this… Continue Reading Primal and Indigenous Spirituality: Weekly Summary

Perennial Tradition: Weekly Summary

Perennial Tradition Summary: Sunday, July 29-Friday, August 3, 2018 The underlying messages that different religions and denominations use are often in strong agreement, but they use different metaphors to communicate their own experience of union with God. (Sunday) One way to summarize the substance of perennial wisdom (paraphrasing Aldous Huxley) is: There is a Divine… Continue Reading Perennial Tradition: Weekly Summary

God Is Everywhere

Eucharist God Is Everywhere Friday, July 27, 2018 The Incarnation Mystery is repeated and represented in the Eucharist. In it we have material reality, in the form of these universal foods of bread and wine, as the hiding place and the revelation place for God. We are reminded that God is always perfectly hidden and… Continue Reading God Is Everywhere

Real Presence

Eucharist Real Presence Tuesday, July 24, 2018 All my life as a Catholic, I have held the orthodox belief that the “Real Presence” of Christ is communicated in the bread and wine of the sacred meal (rather shockingly taught by Jesus in John 6:35-58). This is not a magical idea, but simply the mystery of… Continue Reading Real Presence

God Breaks In

Art: Week 1 God Breaks In Thursday, May 17, 2018 Today Barbara Holmes continues exploring the contemplative in surprising places: We are told that Jesus hung out with publicans, tax collectors, and sinners. Perhaps during these sessions of music, laughter, and food fellowship, there were also . . . moments when the love of God… Continue Reading God Breaks In

Relationships: Weekly Summary

Relationships Summary: Sunday, April 29-Friday, May 4, 2018 The basic template of reality is Trinitarian, it’s relational. God is relationship. “Let us create in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves,” the Creator says (see Genesis 1:26). (Sunday) Whenever we refuse mutuality toward anything, whenever we won’t allow our deep inner-connectedness to guide us,… Continue Reading Relationships: Weekly Summary

Bodily Knowing

Human Bodies: Week 1 Bodily Knowing Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.) If you lose hope, somehow you lose that vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of all. And so today I still… Continue Reading Bodily Knowing

Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

The Natural World: Week 2 Nature Reflects God’s Goodness Tuesday, March 6, 2018 To start with words of the great Doctor of the Church, Thomas Aquinas: “Grace does not destroy nature, but perfects it.” [1] Grace brings nature to a sense of its own sanctity, and it evokes this sacredness within the human heart. Aquinas… Continue Reading Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

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.

Introduction: Image and Likeness: Weekly Summary

Introduction: Image and Likeness Summary: Sunday, December 31, 2017-Friday, January 5, 2018 Epiphany The “image” described in Genesis refers to our eternal essence in God which cannot be increased or decreased. “Likeness” refers to our personal and unique embodiment of that inner divine image. It is our gradual realization of this gift. (Sunday) My goal in the… Continue Reading Introduction: Image and Likeness: Weekly Summary

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