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Path of Spirit

May 2006

May 31, 2006

All Present
A Christological View of History
Saying For Today: "In Christ the fullness of what is to come is present as regards all the intents of the Divine for Creation, you, and me. "

May 30, 2006

How to Preserve Life
The Going Out
Saying For Today: "Love, as Jesus speaks of it and the early teachers of the Church, is itself the self-giving, the going outward, the centripetal expression of good and generosity to the other, even the one who sets himself or herself as my enemy."

May 29, 2006

Being Christ, Being Body of Christ
On Synaxis and Ecclesial Personhood
Saying For Today: "In the Spirit, you and I are no longer seeing, interpreting, loving, giving, receiving, forgiving, enduring, praying … within the limits of biology, the first birth of water: that is, the womb. We are born again, not to repair the first birth, but to transcend it and take it up into a second: of the Spirit. "

May 27, 2006

Pilgrimage and Interior Prayer
Silence and Solitude
Saying For Today: "While we easily see external motions, there are deep, interior movements that are as real and are even more essential to the ongoing Christian pilgrimage. "

May 26, 2006

No, You’re Not Alive, Mister
On Perceptions of Truth
Saying For Today: "Tradition is a living evolvement, spanning past with each new moment. Tradition is guided by the past and opens to the future or it is not tradition; then, it is merely a dying belief system. "

May 25, 2006

Ritual Moving Through Us
Working At It? Looking Through It?
Saying For Today: "Ritual has to move through us to effect ongoing transformation. "

May 23, 2006

God as God, Divine Energies of God
Integrating Essence and Qualities
Saying For Today: "Good, indeed, must exists for God as God is within God necessitates that good exists, or God would not be God. "

May 22, 2006

The Bliss of the Depths
Disowning Ownership in Faith
Saying For Today: "To live in the mystical Christ means to give up all claims even to the right to understand what it means to be in the Christ. "

May 21, 2006

The In Christ Life
The Way of Christlikeness
Saying For Today: "By grace we are Christs; by grace we grow to be like the Christ. "

May 20, 2006

The Inner Well
How To Never Live Thirsty
Saying For Today: "The man or woman of spirit finds that the greatest delights come forth from within, and all the other delights pale in comparison."

May 19, 2006

Spirit and Heart
A Prodigious Flow of Grace
Saying For Today: "Therefore, this teaching of the Church regarding spirit frees Christ Jesus from the idolatry that seeks to make Christianity merely another philosophy or tribal religion, ... and this makes clear that Christianity follows Christ to transcend itself, or it ceases to follow Christ. "

May 18, 2006

Authentic Presence, Authentic Christianity
A Theology of Trinitarian Presence in Community
Saying For Today: "Rather, see and feel the life and presence, and you shall know whether she or he walks with Christ, or lives religion only in the piety ascribed to those who speak of Christ, but are cut off from the vitality of living and resurrected Christ-among-us. "

May 17, 2006

Two Orders of Christians
Exceptional and Mediocre
Saying For Today: "Wesley provided Christian habits to practice, called means of grace, to assist us in growing up to be spiritual persons in Christ, exceptional disciples, rather than mediocre Christians. "

May 16, 2006

So, Not So
On Not-Seeing, Not-Knowing Theology
Saying For Today: "If you only see, you do not see. "

May 15, 2006

Apatheia, or Loving Detachment
Making Room for the Good
Saying For Today: "We become men and women of peace, not because we are trying to make peace, but because we have become immersed in an overflowing of a fullness of Love, the very qualities of the Holy Spirit, who alone makes possible this loving detachment that fills us with the Fruit of the Spirit. "

May 14, 2006

Movement of Spirit
On Veriditas
Saying For Today: "The use of fire in Scripture for the Holy Spirit, as at Pentecost in Acts 2, substantiates this flowing, moving, kinetic nature of the Spirit. "

May 13, 2006

Active Reception and Salvation
An Intimatic Way
Saying For Today: "Like God, we cannot know salvation but by involvement in the process of salvation, and we cannot be involved separate from all else God is involved in and seeking to save. "

May 12, 2006

Chanting the Good
Responding to Negativity in Community
Saying For Today: "The greatest force against negativity, indeed, to disable it, is to focus on the positive, to celebrate the Good. "

May 11, 2006

Christ Our Mother
Honoring the Almost Lost Feminine (Special Edition)
Saying For Today: "Jesus lifts even the One he calls Father beyond Father and Mother, to Spirit."

May 11, 2006

Shiva and the Milk
Compassion and Worship
Saying For Today: "Yet, I cannot simply will myself into a Love transcending 'I, me, mine.' Self-transcending loving must be rooted in an Energy that is more than myself."

May 11, 2006

The Urging of Love
Opening Outward
Saying For Today: "Love does not seek first to conserve, but to expand, explore. "

May 9, 2006

The Way to Consolation
Serving Christ, Serving the Neighbor
Saying For Today: "Friend, no one can refuse your love, that is, no one can keep you from loving her. To love even your enemy in physical absence is to love, still, and to love Christ. "

May 8, 2006

Light and Light
Light Enlightening Everyone
Saying For Today: "Light spreads itself out naturally, enlightening whatever it touches. Likewise, the Word is pervasive. "

May 7, 2006

Animation in Community
Word and Creation
Saying For Today: "Indeed, to deny the Word in a creature is to deny Christ, and for a Christian to do so is a denial of Christ as much as an atheist doing so. "

May 6, 2006

Continual Prayer
Prayer Becoming Life
Saying For Today: "Here, in the Trinity, Prayer becomes life itself, for it flows from and to the Trinity. "

May 5, 2006

Prayer, Mysticism, and Love
On Trinitycentrism and Prayer
Saying For Today: "For only in embracing the Mystery, the root of Mysticism, God in God in God, can one transcend the limits of rational and social religion."

May 4, 2006

Underneath The Masks
The One Behind Every Face
Saying For Today: "We wear many masks. The masks include expressions of emotion, positive or negative, helpful or harmful, selfless or selfish. "

May 3, 2006

Christ and Creation
Nature and Intent
Saying For Today: "Christ Jesus, the Perfect God Man, is Creation expressing the Omega Point of perfection that all Creation is destined for in the Creating One, the Father, or Source, ... "

May 2, 2006

Jesus Christ, Eternal and Free
Beyond a Tribal Christ
Saying For Today: "I would not follow a Christ confined within even the wisdom tradition I love and serve, for that Christ would not be God, for God cannot be defined within any tradition. "

May 1, 2006

A Million Faces
God Beyond Insufficiency
Saying For Today: "Therefore, the Immensity of God, as Truth, judges all lesser truths, even as the Immensity of God judges as insufficient all lesser gods, even though these may be called God, and this judgment arises from the All-Sufficiency of God. "

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