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Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

Enneagram Part Three: Head Center Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain Friday, March 13, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Wisdom, Holy Work, Holy Plan Virtue: Sobriety Passion: Gluttony [1] Sevens have been called the “Peter Pans” of the world, yet many Sevens, including our own Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, are completely… Continue Reading Type Seven: The Need to Avoid Pain

The Gift of Sufficiency

Economy: Old and New The Gift of Sufficiency Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving in the United States As long as we operate inside any scarcity model, there will never be enough God or grace to go around. Jesus came to undo our notions of scarcity and tip us over into a worldview of absolute abundance.… Continue Reading The Gift of Sufficiency

Myth of Scarcity

Economy: Week 2 Myth of Scarcity Friday, July 6, 2018 Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, identifies three core myths that keep us locked in an economy of scarcity: There’s not enough to go around. . . . Somebody’s going to be left out. . . . If there’s not enough for everyone,… Continue Reading Myth of Scarcity

Scarcity or Abundance?

Economy: Week 2 Scarcity or Abundance? Thursday, July 5, 2018 God as Trinity reveals an economy of grace—overflowing love. The Gospel stories of “multiplication” clearly show a world view of abundance. When Jesus feeds a crowd with very little food, he’s revealing the nature of spiritual reality more than just performing a miracle (see Matthew… Continue Reading Scarcity or Abundance?

Usury: The Root of Evil

Economy: Week 1 Usury: The Root of Evil Thursday, June 28, 2018 Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky. —Daniel Ladinsky [1] The economy of exploitative profit has no place in God’s kingdom. The… Continue Reading Usury: The Root of Evil

Worldview of Abundance

Law and Grace Worldview of Abundance Wednesday, May 24, 2017 The flow of grace through us is largely blocked when we are living inside a worldview of scarcity, a feeling that there’s just not enough: enough of God, enough of me, enough food, enough health care to go around, enough mercy to include and forgive… Continue Reading Worldview of Abundance

Grace: Week 1 Summary

Grace: Week 1 Sunday, January 24-Friday, January 29, 2016 “How much wrong we do to God and his grace when we speak of sins being punished by his judgment before we speak of their being forgiven by his mercy.” —Pope Francis (Sunday) Grace, arising from God’s limitless love, is the central theme of the entire… Continue Reading Grace: Week 1 Summary

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