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Mirroring the Mind of Christ

Unveiling the Universal Christ Mirroring the Mind of Christ Tuesday, August 24, 2021 For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, everything visible and everything invisible . . . —Colossians 1:16 The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize the divine image in everyone and every… Continue Reading Mirroring the Mind of Christ

A Superior Lens

Doorways to Christian Contemplation A Superior Lens Friday, July 16, 2021 Today the unnecessary suffering on this earth is great for people who could have “known better” and should have been taught better by their religions. In the West, religion became preoccupied with telling people what to know more than how to know, telling people… Continue Reading A Superior Lens

A Mirror Image

The Rhineland Mystics A Mirror Image Thursday, August 6, 2020 An image is not of itself, nor is it for itself. It rather springs from the thing whose reflection it is and belongs to it with all its being. It owes nothing to a thing other than that whose image it is; nothing else is… Continue Reading A Mirror Image

the Mendicant, Winter 2020, Vol. 10, No. 1

Click here to read Winter 2020 Mendicant. This issue features: “When All Is Adrift” by Richard Rohr, OFM “Introducing CAC Faculty Member Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes” by Kirsten Oates “A Reflection From CAC’s Director of Development and Partnerships” by Ben Keesey “Recommended Reading” A Book Review by Lee Staman

Interspiritual Mystics: Weekly Summary

Interspiritual Mystics Summary: Sunday, August 4—Friday, August 9, 2019 At their most mature levels, religions have a common goal: union with all beings and with God. —Beatrice Bruteau (Sunday) By allowing inward change, while at the same time simplifying our external life, spirituality serves as our greatest single resource for changing our centuries-old trajectory of… Continue Reading Interspiritual Mystics: Weekly Summary

Love Is a Mirror

Conscious Love Love Is a Mirror Thursday, June 20, 2019 For true love is given to mirror and manifest God on earth, and not for self-realization and personal happiness. With the acceptance of those terms, the path comes into being. —Cynthia Bourgeault [1] Love is the ultimate reality. We can probably see this only through… Continue Reading Love Is a Mirror

Dying with Christ

Dying Before You Die Dying with Christ Monday, April 1, 2019 My good friend and Franciscan colleague Sister Ilia Delio writes: God is radically involved with the world, empowering the world toward fullness in love, but God is unable to bring about this fullness without the cooperation of humans. Human and divine cannot co-create unto… Continue Reading Dying with Christ

Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Image and Likeness: Summary Summary: Sunday, December 23-Friday, December 28, 2018 When we see the image of God where we are not accustomed to seeing the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own. (Sunday) The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine… Continue Reading Image and Likeness: Summary: Weekly Summary

Mirroring the Divine Image

Image and Likeness: Summary Mirroring the Divine Image Monday, December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine image in everything. Our job is to mirror things correctly, deeply, and fully until all beings know who they are. A mirror by its… Continue Reading Mirroring the Divine Image

The Challenge and Opportunity in Relationship

Love: Week 2 The Challenge and Opportunity in Relationship Monday, November 5, 2018 I think most people are called to marriage because we need at least one other person to be like a mirror for us, to reflect our best self—and our worst self—in a way that we can receive. The interesting thing about a… Continue Reading The Challenge and Opportunity in Relationship

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