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Path of Spirit

February 2008

Feb 29, 2008

God Still In Flesh
Discerning the Divine
Saying For Today: "God is nothing. That just does not make sense, does it? God is and is nothing; God is nothing and is. "

Feb 28, 2008

The Innocence in All
Being Freed to Live the Good
Saying For Today: "We might find that faith in our original innocence is a better foundation for living the Good than faith in our original badness. "

Feb 27, 2008

Kensho and Lent
Disposing Ourselves for Grace
Saying For Today: "The Way, Truth, and Life is where every paradox is resolved in a simplicity of blissful, awe-inspiring Love."

Feb 25, 2008

A Blessed Flawness
Being Cracked Pots
Saying For Today: "Knowing that flawness is part of what makes us each unique and receptive to Divine love, we can confidently affirm that God will use us, not in spite of our flaws, but through our flaws. "

Feb 23, 2008

Imbibing Living Water
The Grace in Surrender
Saying For Today: "Indeed, even a religious or spiritual acquisitiveness is a chief obstacle to enjoying Grace, for Grace only flows into the space formed by surrender. "

Feb 22, 2008

Christic Mysticism
On Being Eucharistic
Saying For Today: "We, as Body of Christ, are now in Heaven, in which we anticipate a full fruition through the Grace of God. Eschatology takes on flesh in the Mystical Christ, of which we participate in Love. "

Feb 21, 2008

A Fountain of Life
Graciousness in Speech
Saying For Today: "We cannot speak unless we have listened, unless we have made our connectin with God. From the fullness of the heart, the mouth will speak, the mind will think."

Feb 20, 2008

Living the Fullness of Christ
The Redemptive Invitation to Everyone
Saying For Today: "I truly believe God knows we clergy need desperately for laity to return us ~ the clergy ~ to the fullness of Christ."

Feb 19, 2008

A Vista of Sacred Discovery
From Death to Life
Saying For Today: "Jesus invites us to a death that opens to a vista of sacred discovery only attributable to Amazing Grace. "

Feb 18, 2008

Transformations in Faith
Religion and Paschal Mystery
Saying For Today: "The offering to Christ of changes in our relationship with God and the Church is a way of entering the paschal mystery."

Feb 17, 2008

The Light of the Divine
Our First Love
Saying For Today: "From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all."

Feb 16, 2008

Light Illuminating the Eyes of the Soul
Contemplation and Purification
Saying For Today: "This, then, allows the light within us, the Christ, by means of the Holy Spirit, to purify our heart-mind little by little, with intent and consent to surrender to the light until we clearly see God, or Being, as God in Godself, apart from the distorting influences of our own seeing."

Feb 15, 2008

Grace Gracing
An Increasing Flow of Grace
Saying For Today: "If we are faithful to our spiritual intent and consent, validated and made operational through spiritual practice, we will undergo an increasing turn of heart and mind, or thought and affection, to the mysteries of the Christian faith."

Feb 14, 2008

The Vocation of Inner and Outer
The Virtue of Obedience
Saying For Today: "Inner work becomes easily escape from the needs about us, a sanctuary from others, rather than a sanctuary opening out onto the world. "

Feb 13, 2008

The Habitat of the Body of Christ
Hidden in the Trinitarian Mystery
Saying For Today: "The new birth, or birth from above, is our being hidden within Christ, which puts us inside God, God as Trinitarian Presence. "

Feb 12, 2008

The Life of Godly Simplicity
Living Spiritually-Focused
Saying For Today: "Practically, then, to be a godly person or godly community is to be a unified being."

Feb 11, 2008

Eros in Natural and Spiritual
The Life of Godly Eroticism
Saying For Today: "You, yes you, are the ongoing, unfolding Christ within the symphony of the mystical Body of God. "

Feb 10, 2008

Spirituality as Expressing Eros
Balancing the Life-Force Within
Saying For Today: "Spirituality concerns what we do with desire."

Feb 8, 2008

The Ascending
A Choice to Die Before We Die
Saying For Today: "Possibly, ... how far we ascend the ladder in Christ will depend on how much we are willing to cease grabbing for constant comfort, how much we are willing to welcome discomfort to take up our cross ~ which is the very Life of Christ in the world ~ and follow Jesus. "

Feb 7, 2008

The Blessedness of Christian Perfection
Authentically Holy
Saying For Today: "In devoting our humanness to God, we are saints and becoming saints. "

Feb 6, 2008

Spiritual Obedience
Not Just Obeying Some Rules
Saying For Today: "Spiritual obedience is an actively-surrendered placing of oneself, in trust and by Grace, within the superior plan evolving out of the Mind and Heart of God for the healing of all creation ~ including your healing. "

Feb 5, 2008

Compassion and Eternal Life
On Being Neighborly
Saying For Today: "The greater our devotion to the practice of the virtues, the more our intellect is illumined by knowledge."

Feb 4, 2008

The Transfiguration Today
Receiving the Mystery
Saying For Today: "Undergoing Jesus must be the center of any Christian spirituality. "

Feb 2, 2008

Lighting Up the Darkness
Engaged in the Good Work
Saying For Today: "Letting our light shine in a dark world is the good work we are to be engaged in, at all times, whether in devotion alone or in activity among others. "

Feb 1, 2008

More Wholly Into Christ
The Self Not Selves
Saying For Today: "The holy Spirit teaches us the potential to become more loving beings, more Christlike in the processes of personality, by returning more wholly into that Christ Nature already one with God in the Word, that Word wording all creatures eternally, without begining or end, always."

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