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Goodness of God

Introduction to Christian Mysticism Goodness of God Thursday, July 18, 2019 Spiritual director and author Carl McColman explores the etymology of the word “mystic” and the difference between a saint and a mystic. Carl is a wise and holy man still among us. The Greek root for mystic and mysticism is mueo, which means to… Continue Reading Goodness of God

Self-Giving

Love: Week 1 Self-Giving Thursday, November 1, 2018 All Saints’ Day Divine love is compassionate, tender, luminous, totally self-giving, seeking no reward, unifying everything. —Thomas Keating [1] Every act of complete self-giving in the name of the fullness, even though you feel like you are isolated, ignored, unconnected, and meaningless, connects you immediately and becomes… Continue Reading Self-Giving

Persecuted for My Sake

Suffering: Week 1 Persecuted for My Sake Sunday, October 14, 2018 You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. . . .  And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble. —Matthew 5:10, 12,… Continue Reading Persecuted for My Sake

Long Lost Friends

Faith and Science Long Lost Friends Sunday, October 22, 2017 Science and religion are long-lost dance partners. —Rob Bell [1] Faith provides evidence for things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Reality is God’s greatest ally. For centuries, science and religion worked together, learning from Creation. As Ilia Delio, both a scientist and a Franciscan nun, says,… Continue Reading Long Lost Friends

Love, Our First and Final Home

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Love, Our First and Final Home Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (Winter Solstice) Human history is one giant wave of unearned grace, and you are now another wave crashing onto the sands of time, edged forward by the many waves behind you. You are a fully adopted son or… Continue Reading Love, Our First and Final Home

Transmitting Love

Love Summary for the Year: Week 1 Transmitting Love Monday, December 19, 2016 Love is not love until you stop expecting something back. The moment you want something in return for your giving, love is weakened and prostituted. This is the nature of the divine energy that transforms: love is always flowing outward, it is… Continue Reading Transmitting Love

The Communion of Saints

Union The Communion of Saints Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, “Father, . . . I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You,… Continue Reading The Communion of Saints

“Not Merely an Era of Change, but A Change of Era”

Grace: Week 2 “Not Merely an Era of Change, but A Change of Era” Sunday, January 31, 2016 These recent words from Pope Francis are still begging humanity to recognize the seismic shift in consciousness that the Gospel is forever trying to bring about. But Pope Francis is also recognizing that the planet is changing… Continue Reading “Not Merely an Era of Change, but A Change of Era”

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