….while we may not, have access to the BIG STORY, we do have access to the small story.
To live a spiritual life, is to live a life that is awakened, alert, heightened, vulnerable, attentive.
A spiritual life is a removed-shoes life.
We earn peace, by putting our prayers into action.
December 7th 1941. November 22nd 1963. September 11th 2001. What was it about these days that caused them to completely alter the way we understand our world?
…the place to examine the interplay between truths universal and aspirational is right here in church…
I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and leaned into the falling water.
Jericho Road, is a dangerous road. It is also a compassionate road.
It is a road that can lead to violent death and it is a road that can lead to healing.
It all depends on who is traveling on that road.
Love and mystery must be at the core of religion. If it is not, it is perilously easy for religion to become a tool of power.
Strip away all the trappings of human society, and you are left with an inevitable question: Am I alone?
I turned and looked directly into the boy’s face. The laughing and trash-talking paused for a moment.