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Weekly Meditations and Encouragement
“As a disciple of Jesus, you too are sent out with this very same power through the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead and was poured out on his early followers. And you too are charged with the responsibility to live under God’s authority as you go forward...
We must move our knowing to the bodily, cellular, participative, and thus unitive level. We must keep eating and drinking the Mystery, until one day it dawns on us, in an undefended moment, “My God, I really am what I eat! I also am the Body of Christ” (John 6:53-58)....
"As long as you operate inside any scarcity model, there will never be enough God or grace to go around. Jesus came to undo our notions of scarcity and tip us over into a worldview of absolute abundance – or what he would call the “Reign of God.” The Gospel reveals a...
“We do not need to be afraid of the depths and breadths of our own lives, of what this world offers us or asks of us. We are given permission to become intimate with our own experiences, learn from them, and allow ourselves to descend to the depth of things, even our...
Everything visible, without exception, is the outpouring of God. What else could it really be? “Christ” is a word for the Primordial Template (“Logos”) through whom “all things came into being, and not one thing had its being except through him” (John 1:3). – Richard...
Know it well, love is its meaning.
Who reveals this to you? Love.
What does he reveal? Love. Why? For Love.
Remain in this and you will know more of the same. – Lady Julian of Norwich, Showings
Contemplation is waiting patiently for the gaps to be filled in, and it does not insist on quick closure or easy answers.
Becoming the Beloved is pulling the truth revealed to me from above down into the ordinariness of what I am, in fact, thinking of, talking about and doing from hour to hour. – Henri J. Nouwen
Whatever people say by the grace of the Spirit, therefore, is useful if it springs from love and ends in it. Salvation, then, is exactly this—the two-fold love of God and of our neighbor.” – Amma Theodora of Alexandria
This is adoration: not a difficult religious exercise, but an attitude of the soul. –Evelyn Underhill
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