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Path of Spirit

May 2007

May 31, 2007

A Delightful Engaging
Contemplation and Intimacy
Saying For Today: "At times, the Silence will erupt into spontaneous words of blessing, for the heart will be so overflowing with the sensation of thankfulness."

May 30, 2007

Consecration Through and Through
Contemplation and Change in Affections
Saying For Today: "God, through the Spirit of Holiness, wants to do a work in our lives that we cannot do ourselves. If we could do it, such would not be a work of God."

May 29, 2007

The Rhythm Of Our Day
Living Our Particular Callings
Saying For Today: "We are not to judge other persons as having less or more faithfulness simply because the rhythm of their lives is not shaped in the way we live our lives."

May 28, 2007

The Monk Who Welcomed Christ
Christian Hospitality
Saying For Today: "He would spend hours talking with such men. Even worse said many, he would entertain such women at the monastery. "

May 27, 2007

Horizon after Horizon
The Grace of Pentecost (A Special Pentecost Day 2007 Reading)
Saying For Today: "This vision of ultimate inclusion was recited by the apostolic Church, affirming what would be fully realized by the Holy Spirit, and it still challenges the Church today to repent of exclusionary ways and open arms to all persons in the name of the Christ."

May 27, 2007

A Place of Quiet Rest
Living Near to the Heart of God
Saying For Today: "To resist surrender to God is to surrender to pride, to refuse to find our rightful place in the Divine Life: other, beyond, while within, you and me. "

May 26, 2007

God Opens Like A Flower
Flying Beyond The Grand Illusion
Saying For Today: "Every sanctuary's windows/open outward to such Mystery! "

May 25, 2007

Where Love Cannot Be Said
Already One!
Saying For Today: "Why caress the shadow/when I can fondle the Face? "

May 24, 2007

Corpse Floating
Ascension Now!
Saying For Today: "This divine gift of materiality is meant to be the means of release in ascension to the Divine, Who is Pure Spirit, through Whom we receive life and light."

May 23, 2007

A New Heredity
Being Right, Not Just Doing Right
Saying For Today: "True, spiritual Christianity is distinguished by an inner transformation of the wellspring of motives."

May 22, 2007

The Heart of the Matter
Where lies the Secret of Life?
Saying For Today: "And so it was ... and is ~ The secret of life lies within your heart. "

May 21, 2007

Aged Scribe and Unfinished Book
From Reading to Doing
Saying For Today: "Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. Let Your good Spirit lead me on a straight path." "

May 20, 2007

Wasting Away, While Being Renewed
Living Contact With Living Christ
Saying For Today: "Divine inflow leads into divine outflow. Contemplation is participation in this ceaseless, enlivening Flowing."

May 19, 2007

Rules Righteousness or Love Righteousness
Love Before Law

May 18, 2007

A Relational Certainty
You Don't Need To See The Road Ahead

May 17, 2007

Living Through Religion To Spirit
Just What Is That Spirituality Anyway?

May 16, 2007

Formation Of Our Seeing
Where To Keep Your Mind
Saying For Today: "You are the agency of what you see in the world."

May 15, 2007

Flowing In, Flowing Out
The Way of Inspiration
Saying For Today: "To be being inspired, or "in-spirited, in-breathed," by Grace means receiving a Vitality more encompassing than you yourself."

May 14, 2007

The Only Love That Frees
Escaping The Cage of Religious Legalism
Saying For Today: "However love as defined and lived by those in religious legalism is not the Love that can set anyone truly free. "

May 13, 2007

Tethering To The Heart Of Christ
The Grace of Downward Mobility
Saying For Today: "Her tethering to Christ, led me back more surely and gracefully into the Heart of the Beloved."

May 12, 2007

Beloved In Communion-Union
Mystery of Participation in the Identity of Christ
Saying For Today: "The macro to micro is the bed of love-making between God and you. There, in that most intimate embrace, you find who you truly are, and no where else. "

May 11, 2007

Re-Creat-Ing Daily
Recreation as Means of Grace
Saying For Today: "We can suffer depletion through attention to what we esteem truly spiritual matters apart from the enjoyment of simply having fun."

May 10, 2007

Go Enjoy Yourself!
God's Will Discovering You
Saying For Today: "The Christ, who is the Intelligence of the Universe, is always wanting to share with us and guide us. The Christ does not want you to walk around lost."

May 9, 2007

Chili Peppers, Vomit, Mud Holes
Becoming A Sacred Person
Saying For Today: "We must let those energies be transformed and redirected in ways that will evolve us in godlikeness, rather than keep us in familiar patterns driven by inward passions not complying with natural laws of life, or Divine Wisdom. "

May 8, 2007

The Real Inerrant Word of God
Idolatry of Slavish Devotion to a Holy Book
Saying For Today: "When a holy book, any holy book, plays such a role that it becomes our master and we its slaves, we are committing idolatry."

May 7, 2007

How We Talk About God
The True and Untrue of God-Language
Saying For Today: "God-language, when taken not seriously enough, becomes trite and domesticated, losing its capacity to evoke thoughts and emotions proper to true, spiritual religion."

May 6, 2007

The Freedom of Communal Obedience
Beyond Private Discernment of God's Will
Saying For Today: "We may be comfortable making God's will only a private transition between us and God. However, we find freedom in submitting, in the name of Christ, to the good of the larger Church."

May 5, 2007

You a Means of God Sharing Blessing
Where do you place your spirit?
Saying For Today: "Entrust your whole being to Grace, then Grace will use you as Grace knows best. And your best and the world's need will meet. "

May 4, 2007

Passageway of the Sacred Humanity of Christ
All of God, All of You, One
Saying For Today: "Christ does not enter union for us, so that we can simply gain the benefit of his oneness with the Father; we enter Christ, through the Holy Spirit, to enter union with the Father. "

May 3, 2007

Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand
The One Way Life Works
Saying For Today: "His teaching was not rules, religious philosophy, metaphysics, or spirituality imposed on life. Rather, Jesus says, then and now, This is the way Life works."

May 2, 2007

Enlightenment and One
The Gift of Getting Dizzy

May 1, 2007

Broken Bottle, Sweet Perfume
Our Being Poured Out

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