Tag Archives: surrender

Dying by Brightness

Unknowing: Week 2 Dying by Brightness Sunday, October 7, 2018 I die by brightness and the Holy Spirit. —Thomas Merton (1915-1968) [1] For most of us, growth is a long process of being drawn “by brightness and the Holy Spirit,” as Merton says. I interpret this brightness as being overwhelmed and undone by Immense Mystery… Continue Reading Dying by Brightness

A Way of Life

Islam A Way of Life Sunday, September 23, 2018 Muslims do not worship Muhammad. He is a prophet . . . [and] because of his pure submission to God alone, [he] serves as the model of the perfect human being. His holiness lies not in his own being, but in his pointing away from himself… Continue Reading A Way of Life

Participation in the Incarnation

Eastern Christianity Participation in the Incarnation Friday, September 14, 2018 Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. —Isaiah 60:1 George Maloney (1924–2005), a Catholic priest in the Russian Byzantine Rite with a doctorate in Eastern Christian spirituality, and I used to be on the same speaking… Continue Reading Participation in the Incarnation

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

Vocation: Weekly Summary

Vocation Summary: Sunday, May 27-Friday, June 1, 2018 Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. —Parker Palmer (Sunday) As conscious human beings, our life purpose is to be a visible expression of both… Continue Reading Vocation: Weekly Summary

Finding Our Charism

Vocation Finding Our Charism Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Night is our diocese and silence is our ministry Poverty our charity and helplessness our tongue-tied sermon. Beyond the scope of sight or sound we dwell upon the air Seeking the world’s gain in an unthinkable experience. We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living… Continue Reading Finding Our Charism

Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

Growing in Love’s Likeness Summary: Sunday, March 25-Friday, March 30, 2018 The Creator gives us our core identity as sons and daughters of God, “from the beginning” (Ephesians 1:4-5), and throughout our lives we co-create our unique likeness as we grow and mature. (Sunday) I call the classic pattern of spiritual transformation “order-disorder-reorder.” Paul calls… Continue Reading Growing in Love’s Likeness: Weekly Summary

Becoming Fully Human

Growing in Love’s Likeness Becoming Fully Human Friday, March 30, 2018 The glory of God is a human being fully alive. —St. Irenaeus of Lyon [1] Barbara Brown Taylor, an author and Episcopal priest, will be joining me at CONSPIRE 2018 (along with Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and Mirabai Starr). [2] Taylor writes eloquently of… Continue Reading Becoming Fully Human

Thisness: Weekly Summary

Thisness Summary: Sunday, March 18-Friday, March 23, 2018 Each creature is not merely one member of a genus and species, but a unique aspect of the infinite Mystery of God. God is continuously choosing each created thing specifically to exist, moment by moment. (Sunday) Without truly seeing and valuing individual lives, war and violence become… Continue Reading Thisness: Weekly Summary

Blessed Are the Merciful

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Merciful Sunday, February 4, 2018 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. —Matthew 5:7 I believe with all my heart that mercy and forgiveness are the whole Gospel. The Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79) says we’ll have knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sin… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Merciful

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