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Path of Spirit

April 2008

Apr 30, 2008

True Christian, True Church (no. 2)
On Function - Coming to Christ
Saying For Today: "We must keep coming to Jesus Christ."

Apr 28, 2008

True Christian, True Church (no. 1)
On Identity
Saying For Today: "A true Christian is embedded within a specific Communal Being, in interdependence spiritually with a spiritual Community."

Apr 27, 2008

Spiritual Warfare
Encountering Evil Influences
Saying For Today: "We can claim the Divine power of Christ over both seen and unseen harmful forces."

Apr 26, 2008

Spiritual Outcasts in Religious Systems
On Cheerfulness as Defiance
Saying For Today: "We may serve in a system, "sacral" or "common," deeply flawed and blind to its hypocrisies, inner contradictions, and lack of clear, just direction. "

Apr 24, 2008

Contemplation and Being A Child
A Holy Innocence
Saying For Today: "Contemplation is practicing just this childlikeness, this entering into the sacred space of faith, hope, and love. Contemplation is the most pure expression on earth of this loving union with God. "

Apr 23, 2008

Surprises and Fresh Futures
Where We've Never Been Before
Saying For Today: "Often, it seems, a surprise precedes our accepting a call to a service that will open for us a new future."

Apr 22, 2008

Obscure Faith
Contemplation and Christian Faith
Saying For Today: "As one draws closer to God-as-God and away from attachment to ideas and images of this Godhead, the person draws closer to Mystery; consequently, the embodiment of the virtues of Christian life becomes more mysterious, more obscure, more like to God-as-Mystery~thus, more godly. "

Apr 21, 2008

A Taste of Heaven, Now
Spirit ,Truth, and Liturgy
Saying For Today: "Liturgy is not religious magic. Liturgy is worship that opens us to Grace when we meet the conditions of two inner qualities: spirit and truth. "

Apr 19, 2008

The Greatest Christian Witness
Growing into the Likeness of God
Saying For Today: "We live rightly by becoming more like God, more an image of the Divine: not necessarily more religious or moral in the sense many mean, but more godly, godlike. "

Apr 16, 2008

Oriented Toward the Sacred
The Meaning of Our Lives
Saying For Today: "The Path of life, in each moment, is meaningful when oriented toward the Sacred. "

Apr 15, 2008

The Riddle of Mystery
Presence Dawning and Setting
Saying For Today: "To love anyone rightly is to love the mystery that is the person; to love God rightly demands reverent allowance for the ungraspable mystery of Sacredness."

Apr 14, 2008

Transforming Anger
The Devil Within Us
Saying For Today: "By being honest about our anger, we can prayerfully explore its source and nurture harmony within and without."

Apr 10, 2008

The Christform of Contemplation
On Spiritual Union
Saying For Today: "The Union we have, then, with the Divine Persons is one Union in that the Union includes all other spiritual persons. "

Apr 8, 2008

The Inner Disposition
On Pure Prayer
Saying For Today: "Inward disposition is priority in prayer; yes, in the whole of the Christian life. Spiritual Prayer leads us to face what the Church Fathers called the passions, which lead us from apatheia, or a calm inner disposition."

Apr 5, 2008

Spiritual 'Reading' of Scripture
Spiritualization and Use of Scripture
Saying For Today: "The use of the Scripture contemplatively transforms, or spiritualizes, the person, while the person being spiritualized is more enabled to receive in-sight of the Holy Spirit in and through Scripture. "

Apr 4, 2008

The Charism of the Holy Spirit
On Christian Spirituality
Saying For Today: "The charism of the Holy Spirit is in union with the whole Body of Christ. The Spirit gifts and uses us within the context of the mystical Body of Christ. There is no privatization of Christian spirituality."

Apr 3, 2008

Christian Mystery, Christian Mysticism
Love You'll Never Know
Saying For Today: "You will grow in true God-Love to the extent that very Love frustrates your futile attempts to know Love as something or someone you can say you know. "

Apr 2, 2008

Faith-Full Living
On Trust
Saying For Today: "This trust will be enabled only by a daily practice of devotion that connects us with God as a real Presence in our lives and world."

Apr 1, 2008

Slow Prayer
Chewing on Scripture

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