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Path of Spirit

May 2005

May 31, 2005

Appreciating Your Life
Wake Up!
Saying For Today: "The particulars of our lives are the particulars of the Life of God."

May 30, 2005

Surrender and Surrendered
Being Buoyed Along
Saying For Today: "This surrender is spontaneous. Often, one is well into the surrender without knowing it. "

May 29, 2005

Three Words That Really Matter
On “I Love You”
Saying For Today: "We will fail, at times, but that failure is not the denial, the denial is to give up trying in an egotistical self-enclosure, shutting ourselves off from the risk of love and, thereby, the joy of love."

May 28, 2005

Faith and Creation
The Mind of Matter
Saying For Today: "We trust that God is with us, through the very context of matter. We do not try to transcend matter, for matter is one with God, through the Word."

May 27, 2005

A Vague Truth
Continuing to Wonder
Saying For Today: "Truthfully vague means that Scripture, as well as the whole spiritual Journey, will not submit to our rational minds or our traditions, our politics, our epistemology, our philosophy, our prejudices, our preferences, …"

May 26, 2005

Being In History
On Knowing Where We Are
Saying For Today: "I would rather be going nowhere with God, in the moment, than be going without God anywhere else."

May 25, 2005

A Torn Curtain
Coordinating Union With Christ
Saying For Today: "The Death-Resurrection Story is one we enter, daily, as followers of Jesus.... The Story becomes contemporary with our stories. "

May 24, 2005

Being A Spiritual Cook
Utilizing The Ingredients Of Life
Saying For Today: "Everything that you need to grow spiritually will always, at any time, be in your life. "

May 23, 2005

Blessed Captive, I Am!
Implications of Mystical Inbreakings
Saying For Today: "For loving is serving and serving is loving. "

May 22, 2005

The Law of Undulation and Union
Celebrating the Journey, Together
Saying For Today: "We can, thankfully, be free of reducing our experience of God to our experience of what I think or I feel. "

May 21, 2005

Learning to Deal with Life
Living into Christ
Saying For Today: "We can be so well adjusted to the oldness of death that newness of life can feel like maladjustment."

May 20, 2005

With Whole Heart, With Whole Soul
On Returning to God
Saying For Today: "When we want God above all things, God will not deny us that desire."

May 19, 2005

One Life
Historical and Ultimate
Saying For Today: "The Christian witness is not just to tell about Christ, but also to share Christ through the vulnerable, intimate openness of the Living Presence through body, mind, and speech."

May 18, 2005

The Edges of the Familiar
A Somewhere Place Not Seen
Saying For Today: "The spiritual life is an adventure, not a destination. "

May 17, 2005

Healing Prayer
Cure, Comfort, Strength
Saying For Today: "With such compassionate awareness, we can pray for each other across the boundaries of our temporal religions, humbly knowing that there are many ways to refer to the One. "

May 16, 2005

The Prayer of Confession and Forgiveness
Process and Release
Saying For Today: "If we faithfully intend to forgive, God will faithfully enable us to forgive. "

May 15, 2005

The Prayer of Adoration
Fanning the Flame of Love
Saying For Today: "Adoration fans the flame of love."

May 14, 2005

External Obstacles to Meditation and Antidotes
On Meditative Calm
Saying For Today: "Therefore, one doing inner Work will need to be prepared to see everything differently. "

May 13, 2005

Internal Obstacles to Meditation and Antidotes
On Meditative Calm
Saying For Today: "Being aware, being alert, in whatever state of mind, whether inside or outside formal meditation, is meditation. "

May 12, 2005

Peace! Be Still!
Meditative Calm
Saying For Today: "If we are gentle with mind, then, it, of itself, will naturally calm and we will be in meditative quietude. "

May 8, 2005

Staying Spiritually Fit
Daily Spiritual Discipline
Saying For Today: "Getting in physical shape does not just happen, is not accidental. The same applies to spiritual wellness."

May 6, 2005

Exposed To A Gracious Fire Of Love
On True Righteousness
Saying For Today: "Works of piety, then, are never an end in themselves, or we would simply emit an odious self-righteousness that looks down the nose at all the supposed less enlightened, sinners, and less spiritually evolved ones. "

May 6, 2005

An Impartial Love Loving
Objective and Subjective Rationales For Impartiality
Saying For Today: "This Love, to speak of its inherent Reason, intends to dissolve all partializing boundaries, sacralized and secularized, which separate us from each other. "

May 5, 2005

The Best For You
Where Is The Right One?
Saying For Today: "In all these ways, the right one is appreciating what you have been given as being, now, the best for you. "

May 4, 2005

Making Music In Heaven
Service Beyond Expertise
Saying For Today: "See, our intent is to make our every act of service, both in the context of the spiritual community and the world, a sacramental offering. "

May 3, 2005

Jesus Christ as Synthesis
Contemplation, Christ, Creeds, and Acreedalism
Saying For Today: "Indeed, celebration, jubilation, as well as reasoned reflection and awed Silence are responses to the Mystery, while propositions must bow in speechlessness before the immediacy of the Word-Among-Us. "

May 2, 2005

A Fleshly Love
The God That Jesus Christ Reveals
Saying For Today: "We find in the Gospels the union of Spirit and Matter in a Love we can pray to, cry before, and seek help from."

May 1, 2005

The Bottom of Religion
Emotion and Worship
Saying For Today: "The intent of worship, then, is to stir us up and to lead us out of our normal consciousness."

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