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The Economy of War

Economy: Week 2 The Economy of War Tuesday, July 3, 2018 My spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), was a nonviolent and “soft” prophet—keeping God free for people and people free for God—during a pivotal period when Western civilization was moving into rationality, consumerism, and nonstop war. Francis himself was a soldier and his… Continue Reading The Economy of War

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Sermon on the Mount: Week 2 Blessed Are the Peacemakers Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognized as children of God. —Matthew 5:9 In Jesus’ teaching and in his life, we see modeled nonviolent, peaceful action. He encourages us to likewise “turn the other cheek” and not return vengeance with… Continue Reading Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Following Jesus

Nonviolence Following Jesus Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Jesus’ teachings seem to have been understood rather clearly during the first few hundred years after his death and resurrection. Values like nonparticipation in war, simple living, and love of enemies were common among his early followers. For example, the Didache, written around AD 90, calls readers to… Continue Reading Following Jesus

Dividing the Field of the Moment

Nondual Consciousness Dividing the Field of the Moment Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Most of us tend to cut every new idea or situation in half and eliminate that which we do not understand or things that are beyond our present experience. Not only do we divide the field of the moment, but we almost immediately… Continue Reading Dividing the Field of the Moment

Contemplation AND Action

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 Contemplation AND Action Friday, May 13, 2016 I used to think that most of us must begin with contemplation or a unitive encounter with God and are then led through that experience to awareness of the suffering of the world and to solidarity with that suffering in some form of… Continue Reading Contemplation AND Action

Open to Resurrection

Science: Week 2 Open to Resurrection Sunday, November 8, 2015 According to Sister Ilia Delio, Sir Isaac Newton’s (1643-1727) mechanistic view of the then-known universe was based on law and order. There was certainty, predictability, and a hierarchy of control. God was separate and above the world. For centuries, we thought the world was what… Continue Reading Open to Resurrection

Giving Birth to God

Creation Giving Birth to God Wednesday, January 28, 2015 From the beginning until now, the entire creation as we know it has been groaning in one great act of giving birth. —Romans 8:22 Creation did not happen once by a flick of the Divine hand, and now it’s slowly winding down—which is what we’ve assumed… Continue Reading Giving Birth to God

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