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Tag Archives: Valarie Kaur

Crisis Contemplation and Joy

Crisis Contemplation Crisis Contemplation and Joy Thursday, July 29, 2021 In my Franciscan tradition, joy comes from an inner realization of true experiential union with God (or Reality, Consciousness, and Life itself!). This realization descends upon us at ever deeper levels as we walk our faith journey. Authentic joy, however, takes place through our pain—not… Continue Reading Crisis Contemplation and Joy

Scapegoating and the Cross: Weekly Summary

Scapegoating and the Cross Saturday, April 3, 2021 Week Thirteen Summary and Practice Sunday, March 28—Friday, April 2, 2021 Sunday As long as we deal with the real meaning of evil and sin by some means other than forgiveness, we will keep projecting, fearing, and attacking it over there, instead of “gazing” on it within… Continue Reading Scapegoating and the Cross: Weekly Summary

Revolutionary Love

The Transforming Power of Love Revolutionary Love Thursday, November 12, 2020 Is this the darkness of the tomb, or of the womb? I don’t know. All I know is that the only way we will endure is if each of us shows up to the labor. —Valarie Kaur In this liminal space we find ourselves… Continue Reading Revolutionary Love

The Wisdom Within

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Three The Wisdom Within Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Author Valarie Kaur is a Sikh activist and civil rights lawyer who writes about social change through the metaphor of childbirth—both acts of “revolutionary love.” In her words I find a powerful description of contemplation and action, of how we endure the pain… Continue Reading The Wisdom Within

Awe, Wonder, and Love

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One Awe, Wonder, and Love Thursday, August 13, 2020 A sense of wonder and awe is the foundation of religion. Too often we associate religion with belonging to a church or professing certain beliefs, but the religious instinct is so much broader than that. Sikh activist and human rights lawyer Valarie… Continue Reading Awe, Wonder, and Love

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