Media, Quotes

Love Recognizes No Barriers …

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou from her Facebook Page (January 11, 2013)   God's Children For here on either side of the wall are God’s children and no man-made barrier can obliterate that fact. Whether it be East or West,… Continue reading Love Recognizes No Barriers …

Poems, Quotes

The Hope Of Loving …

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. — 1 John 4:7-8   I have a choice about where to stand in my inner landscape as I move… Continue reading The Hope Of Loving …

Days of Advent, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Making Room (Advent Meditation) …

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. — Luke 2:7 Refugees They have no need of our help So do not tell me These haggard faces could belong to you or me… Continue reading Making Room (Advent Meditation) …

Seasons

Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

As dark misery settles down on us, and our refuges of lies fall in pieces one after one, the hearts of men, now at last serious, will turn to refuges of truth. The eternal stars shine out again, so soon as it is dark enough. — Thomas Carlyle from Past and Present The Time Of No… Continue reading Uninvited (Advent Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. — Matthew 5:9 In times of great personal and social upheaval, real peacemakers, genuine bridge builders do four things: First, they must tap into their own deepest spiritual self and recommit to the higher values that shines in them there. Second, they must speak… Continue reading Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 29: One Love And One Truth …

Finally, Jesus says we have to love and recognize the divine image even in our enemies. He teaches what many thought a leader could never demand of his followers: love of the enemy. Logically that makes no sense. But soulfully it makes absolute sense, because in terms of the soul, it really is all or… Continue reading Desert Day 29: One Love And One Truth …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …

What is the origin of 'evil' in this non-dual reality? The forgetting of love. The flight from Source. There is no force working 'against' love. There is only this forgetting. This alienation from our nature. This imagined separation from the Whole. When we are in pain and cannot be with our pain, we blame. We… Continue reading Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …

Media

What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BawKt1tAcI What does the Bible say about helping refugees, migrants and foreigners? In this video, James Martin, S.J., explains the Biblical basis for welcoming the stranger. http://youtu.be/by0O2S2sCj8 San Diego Bishop Challenges Organizers to Disrupt, Rebuild (National Catholic Reporter)  Pope Francis: Protecting the world's migrants and refugees is a moral imperative (America Magazine)  Trump's Action Banning… Continue reading What Does The Bible Say About Welcoming Refugees And Migrants …

Poems

No One Leaves Home Unless …

no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is… Continue reading No One Leaves Home Unless …