Wrestling with God.
What does this mean?
This is a Biblical myth for which I have had much fascination and attraction over the years. It is that story of Jacob who wrestled all night long with Read more
Why follow Jesus? Or, what does it mean to follow Jesus?
This morning, I opened the Gospel of John to the sixth chapter, desiring to read and reflect on what has become my favorite Gospel account of the life Read more
Change. Sooner or later, everyone wants to change something. We begin each new year resolving to make changes…
In our relationships;
In our priorities;
In our health;
In our Read more
Want to live a better life in the new year?
I can think of many things our world needs. I can think of few things the world needs more, however, than this: better people living better lives in a Read more
Prayers! What’s wrong with our prayers? Here’s what’s wrong…what we often call prayer isn’t prayer at all.
I do not pray to be healthy; I pray for wisdom to make healthy choices.
All structures…foundations…all pillars of faith….in other words, all beliefs are uncertain, temporary, and they are not…I repeat…they are not the source of authentic faith…
…if authentic faith is what you seek.
Faith is authentic…genuine…most real…when it has Read more
Or, so said Saint Francis.
Rumi, the Sufi poet put it slightly differently, “What you seek is seeking you.”
And, Jesus said, “Seek first the Kingdom.”
So, what is the Kingdom? It is not the Church. Not heaven Read more
Fr. Thomas Keating, the Trappist monk, said “Discernment is a process of letting go of what we are not.”
“Discernment” is yet another word, similar in meaning to enlightenment, awakening, salvation.
All of these words point to the process Read more
I came across this saying and I’ve been thinking about it this afternoon. It was spoken by Sent-ts’an, Buddhist, around c. 700 C.E.
“If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The Read more
You cannot imagine – or, maybe you can – how many religious people, mostly religious leaders, say to me, “I agree with much of what you say…much of what you write…and, even much of what you believe, but do Read more
It abounds everywhere, doesn’t it? Religious people use the word faith so much, you would think they actually knew something about it. Like a person who regularly drives a car, as I and perhaps you do as well or Read more
The Sufi poet, Ghalib, said, “For the raindrop, joy is entering the river.”
When you and I first appear, this is how we arrive – in oneness with all there is. Which is why, when you look into Read more