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Purity and Passion

God as Us: Week 2 Purity and Passion Monday, November 13, 2017 I want to say a little about purity and about passion. What I mean by purity is singleness of heart, when the head and the heart are working together in a way that allows you to see wholeness, to see from your True Read More »

Different Paths, Same Destination

God as Us: Week 1 Different Paths, Same Destination Friday, November 10, 2017 If we do not name the sacred character of gender and sexuality, we will keep naming it as we largely have, in the realm of sin. Most of us were not told our bodies and desires were sacred. Quite the opposite. We Read More »

Divine DNA

God as Us: Week 1 Divine DNA Sunday, November 5, 2017 “God as Us” is the title for the next two weeks of meditations. Perhaps you might think this daring or presumptuous. Yet the union between God and creation, and most specifically humanity, has always been the precise goal of Christianity. Hear St. John of Read More »

Only Love Is Real

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Only Love Is Real Friday, October 13, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Take a few moments in the midst of your busy day to slow down, to enter into the quiet, and to read these words from Read More »

Experiencing God’s Love

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Experiencing God’s Love Thursday, October 12, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member James Finley continues sharing insights from John of the Cross. Before you read, take a few deep, slow breaths. Feel yourself in your body, in this place. Attune to your heart’s wisdom and let your mind Read More »

Love Is Our Origin and Destiny

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Love Is Our Origin and Destiny Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Today James Finley will introduce us to another great mystic, John of the Cross. As with all of the mystics, a different kind of reading and perception is required. Remember that mysticism is simply experiential knowing, rather than intellectual Read More »

Seven Mansions

Exploring the Mystics with James Finley Seven Mansions Sunday, October 8, 2017 James Finley, one of CAC’s core faculty members, will be reflecting on two mystics from 16th century Spain in this week’s Daily Meditations. James is attuned to the pedagogy of the mystics and invites us to a different kind of reading. As he Read More »

Mysticism: Week 2 Summary

Mysticism: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, October 1-Friday, October 6, 2017 “[The mystics help us] to learn the curriculum of a truly spiritual life . . . grounded in love, mercy, tenderness, compassion, forgiveness, hope, trust, simplicity, silence, peace, and joy. To embody union with God is to discover these beautiful characteristics emerging from within and Read More »

Thomas Merton, Part II

Mysticism: Week 2 Thomas Merton, Part II Friday, October 6, 2017 I learned the terms “True Self” and “false self” from Thomas Merton—words he used to clarify what Jesus surely meant when he said that we must die to ourselves or we must “lose ourselves to find ourselves” (Mark 8:35). Merton rightly recognized that it Read More »

Thomas Merton, Part I

Mysticism: Week 2 Thomas Merton, Part I Thursday, October 5, 2017 Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and lived most of his adult life as a Cistercian (Trappist) monk at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky. He died tragically in Bangkok of accidental electrocution. Merton has been a primary teacher and Read More »

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