Tag Archives: transformation

Ours to Do

Action and Contemplation: Part Two Ours to Do Sunday, January 12, 2020 I founded the Center for Action and Contemplation more than thirty years ago because I saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation. Over the years, I met many activists who were doing excellent social analysis and advocating for… Continue Reading Ours to Do

Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Incarnation Summary: Sunday, December 22—Friday, December 28, 2019 God, who is Infinite Love, incarnates that love as the universe itself. Then, a mere 2,000 years ago, as Christians believe, God incarnated in personal form as Jesus of Nazareth. (Sunday) Divine incarnation took the form of an Indwelling Presence in every human soul and in all… Continue Reading Incarnation: Weekly Summary

Divine Therapy

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part Two Divine Therapy Sunday, December 15, 2019 Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Step Seven: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. [1] Thomas Keating (1923–2018), one of the founders of Contemplative Outreach which promotes the practice of Centering Prayer, explained how meditation is… Continue Reading Divine Therapy

Accountability Is Sustainability

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part One Accountability Is Sustainability Friday, December 13, 2019 Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. [1] So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, and this will cure you. —James 5:16 Both Christianity and the Twelve Steps… Continue Reading Accountability Is Sustainability

A Universal Addiction

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Part One A Universal Addiction Sunday, December 8, 2019 The addiction and overdose crisis . . . does not so much reflect moral failings of individuals as it does reveal a sickness that has infected the country and our collective consciousness. —Timothy McMahan King [1] Living School alumnus Tim King fairly attributes the… Continue Reading A Universal Addiction

Life Goes On

Darkness Life Goes On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Sister Joan Chittister continues to reflect on what it means to suffer through times of doubt or unknowing when it comes to our faith: The sense of being stranded in the midst of life . . . is enough to drain a person’s very personality until there… Continue Reading Life Goes On

Gaining New Traction

Darkness Gaining New Traction Monday, December 2, 2019 Experiences of darkness are good and necessary teachers. They are not to be avoided, denied, run from, or explained away. Even if we don’t experience clinical or diagnosed depression, most of us will go through a period of darkness, doubt, and malaise at some point in our… Continue Reading Gaining New Traction

Eternity

Cosmology: Part Two Eternity Friday, September 6, 2019 I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. —Revelation 21:1 John doesn’t say the old earth is destroyed; it’s made new. Not only humans, but the whole of… Continue Reading Eternity

Consumed with Love

Prophet: Part One Consumed with Love Friday, July 5, 2019 Today, Sister Joan Chittister continues exploring the relationship between prophetic witness and contemplation: A spiritual path that does not lead to a living commitment to . . . the Kingdom of God within and around us everywhere for everyone, is no path at all. .… Continue Reading Consumed with Love

Love in Service of Transformation

Conscious Love Love in Service of Transformation Monday, June 17, 2019 Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest and one of the Center’s core faculty members, calls Jesus’ teaching and way of life “the path of conscious love.” She writes: “Conscious love” . . . emphasizes the life-affirming and implicitly relational nature of the path, and the… Continue Reading Love in Service of Transformation

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