Quotes

The Ordering Of Love …

I take literally the statement in the Gospel of John that God loves the world. I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. I believe that divine love, incarnate and… Continue reading The Ordering Of Love …

Quotes

The Living Image Of God …

The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without the annihilation of difference. — Parker J. Palmer from  The Courage to Teach I conclude by saying that each of us must keep faith in the future. Let us not despair. Let us realize that as we struggle for justice and freedom,… Continue reading The Living Image Of God …

Quotes

I Just Want To Do Love Right …

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. — L.R. Knost There is a lovely idea in… Continue reading I Just Want To Do Love Right …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Laws and rhythms structured ancient Hebrew culture, forming the basis for Jewish religious practice. Christianity is grounded in the same laws, which serve as moral precepts and as shared commitments that have held communities together for thousands of years. Together these laws create a structure in which human beings can work and live together; they… Continue reading Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Quotes

To Everything A Season …

On the spiritual path, it is not optional to know ourselves. It’s not optional to be willing to make mistakes. Such qualities are essential. They lead to the gradual growth of a person “to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). The reason we sin and suffer is not because… Continue reading To Everything A Season …

Interreligious, Poems

You Were Brave in that Holy War …

You have done well In the contest of madness. You were brave in that holy war. You have all the honourable wounds Of one who has tried to find love Where the Beautiful Bird Does not drink. May I speak to you Like we are close And locked away together? Once I found a stray… Continue reading You Were Brave in that Holy War …