Days of Advent, Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: A New Narrative …

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. — James 4:6 He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression… Continue reading Advent Meditation: A New Narrative …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

Interreligious, Seasons

Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

The universe itself can be understood as the primary revelation of the divine. — Thomas Berry from The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth   The incarnation of God did not only happen in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. That is just when some of us started taking it seriously. The incarnation actually happened approximately… Continue reading Creation as the Body of God (Earth Day Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Seasons

Desert Day 46: Tearing Of The Temple Veil (Good Friday Meditation) …

There are so many haunting lines in the passion narratives. Who of us, for instance, is not stirred in the soul when the passion story is read in church and we come to the part where Jesus takes his last breath and there is that minute of silence, where we all drop to our knees?… Continue reading Desert Day 46: Tearing Of The Temple Veil (Good Friday Meditation) …

Days In The Desert

Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. … Continue reading Desert Day 45: The Opposite of Goodness …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 32: To Forgive Others Is To Forgive Ourselves …

To forgive our brother is to forgive Ourselves -- We abandon our revenge; Our lives have seen suffering enough. We are tired and worn out with Ourselves -- If we take revenge, it will be the cause; The effect will follow me into my next life. Look into the mirror; see the compassion in your… Continue reading Desert Day 32: To Forgive Others Is To Forgive Ourselves …

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, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

You have an idea of what the new country looks like. Still, you are very much at home, although not truly at peace, in the old country. You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you… Continue reading Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …