Tag Archives: transformation

The Light and the Cloud

The Light and the Cloud February 25, 2018 Mark 9:2-10 Length: 10:59 Size: 15 MB Download “The Light and the Cloud” MP3.

Blessed Are the Persecuted

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Persecuted Thursday, February 8, 2018 Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of justice: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. —Matthew 5:10 I guess we should not be surprised that this Beatitude follows the previous ones. The first and last Beatitudes are present tense:… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Persecuted

The Wisdom Tradition

The Sermon on the Mount: Week 1 The Wisdom Tradition Sunday, January 28, 2018 As we explored over the past two weeks, Jesus reveals the divine image clearly, in a personal face we can relate to and love. The incarnation in Jesus tells us that there is no absolute distinction between matter and spirit, sacred… Continue Reading The Wisdom Tradition

The Realm of God

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 The Realm of God Friday, January 26, 2018 Jesus clearly says the kingdom of heaven is among us (Luke 17:21) or “at hand” (Matthew 3:2; 4:17). This realm appears to be his singular and constant message. Without this utterly new and absolute frame of reference, it is hard to know… Continue Reading The Realm of God

The Mystery of Suffering

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 The Mystery of Suffering Wednesday, January 24, 2018 It is much easier to appreciate the glory of Jesus’ resurrection than his painful crucifixion. Yet, Mark’s Gospel, written around 65 to 70 AD, focuses on Jesus’ “suffering servanthood.” Christians believe that we are “saved by the death and resurrection of Jesus.”… Continue Reading The Mystery of Suffering

Love Needs a Face

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 1 Love Needs a Face Monday, January 15, 2018 It was probably St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1182-1226) who first brought attention to the humanity of Jesus within organized Christianity. During its first thousand years, the Church was mainly concerned with proving that Jesus was God. Prior to St. Francis, paintings… Continue Reading Love Needs a Face

When Things Fall Apart

From the Bottom Up: Summary When Things Fall Apart Friday, December 29, 2017 The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But transformation more often happens not when something new begins but when something old falls apart. The pain of something old falling apart—disruption and chaos—invites the soul to listen at a deeper level. It… Continue Reading When Things Fall Apart

A Great Turning

From the Bottom Up: Summary A Great Turning Wednesday, December 27, 2017 In her book Christianity After Religion, church historian Diana Butler Bass writes: Strange as it may seem in this time of cultural anxiety, economic near collapse, terrorist fear, political violence, environmental crisis, and partisan anger, I believe that the United States (and not… Continue Reading A Great Turning

Choosing Heaven

Heaven Choosing Heaven Friday, December 22, 2017 Today I’d like to share a reflection from Franciscan sister and scientist Ilia Delio (who in turn presents insights from Rabbi Rami Shapiro) to end our week of reflection on eternity, love, and heaven: Heaven is earth transformed by love when earthly life is lived in love; the… Continue Reading Choosing Heaven

Paschal Mystery

Self-Emptying Paschal Mystery Thursday, December 14, 2017 Given our twin planetary crises of climate change and unjust financial distribution, what is needed is not more information but the will to move from belief to action, from denial to profound change at both personal and public levels. The religions of the world, countercultural in their assumption… Continue Reading Paschal Mystery

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