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Path of Spirit

September 2006

Sep 30, 2006

A Faithful Donkey
Affirming the Call
Saying For Today: "Their doubts in me made me face my own self-doubts about the calling, and resolve wavering about it. They did me a service, though they intended to harm."

Sep 29, 2006

Beyond the Facts
Knowledge Passing through the Heart
Saying For Today: "...a person can have little intellection of spiritual matters, while being filled with the knowledge of the heart."

Sep 28, 2006

Trusting Only You
On Christian Faith
Saying For Today: "Told that she might die, she exclaimed, If I am really going, it is too good to be true! She responded later, Splendid! To be so near the gates of heaven."

Sep 27, 2006

Praying into the Divine Will
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Saying For Today: "Yes, sometimes we might hesitate to pray something that sounds so bold as Have Thine own way, Lord, but we do not pray from where we are, we pray from where we are being led toward by the Holy Spirit."

Sep 26, 2006

True Virtue
Spiritual Authenticity and Self-Examination
Saying For Today: "Let us humbly admit how easily any one of us can deceive himself or herself, thinking oneself more right or more faithful than we are."

Sep 25, 2006

Theology Of Inner Experience
Signs of the Inner Light
Saying For Today: "And ... many of our churches are filled with theological idolatry, rather than theology as a reflection of the inner experience of the Triune Godhead and an opening to awe in the presence of Mystery Itself, a Mystery in dialogue with those persons who have prepared the inner chamber of the Heart for conjugal union with the Living Christ."

Sep 24, 2006

Loving Wakefulness
A Vigilance of Union
Saying For Today: "We are never alone, though sometimes we feel alone. Spirit is always with us, and She never takes a nap."

Sep 24, 2006

Living Outside Your Self
The Sole Way to Spiritual Life (Special Sunday Lectionary Edition)
Saying For Today: "The more I am focused on the self that preserves the self, then, the farther I move from true spiritual life. The more I am focused on giving the self, pouring it out, then the closer to the fullness of life I am living. "

Sep 23, 2006

The Three Kisses
On Spiritual Friendship
Saying For Today: "Spirit is pervasive, and even as we have union with the Divine, mingling Spirit with spirit beyond boundaries of our bodies, we can enjoy the same in spiritual intimacy with friends."

Sep 22, 2006

How Not To Get To Cook The Goose
On Bitterness In Community
Saying For Today: "Without a serious commitment to true peace, not just tolerance, a congregation may be a group of religious people, but it will not be a Christian community. "

Sep 21, 2006

The Four Towns
Using Your Entrustment Wisely
Saying For Today: "The bag of seed, the opportunities and gifts we are given as a sacred trust, is to be offered in gratitude to the Creator and in graciousness toward all whom we are to serve."

Sep 20, 2006

Conversion of Passions
Setting Free the Spirit
Saying For Today: "Temptation is an opportunity to grow. The passion that leads into harmful behavior can become ... energy of goodness and faithfulness."

Sep 19, 2006

The Underlying Corot
The Inborn Potential
Saying For Today: "The purpose of human life is the channeling of all our energies, through all providential avenues begraced to us, toward the Full-Flowering of the Bloom of Divinity. We are, and we will always be, in process, through Grace."

Sep 18, 2006

Treasure in the Cellar
Becoming Available to Christ
Saying For Today: "The Fullness of Christ is present, now; all we need to do is bring ourselves into the moment, becoming consciously available to the Treasure of Love within our hearts."

Sep 17, 2006

Soothing Speech
Speaking For Peace
Saying For Today: "We must speak peace among ourselves to enjoy peace among ourselves."

Sep 16, 2006

The Summation of Emptiness
Seeing the Beautiful Reality
Saying For Today: "Many saintly minds have offered us centuries of profound teachings, telling us that the signs of our Christian faith point to a Reality that is ineffable, delights the heart, and humbles the intelligence in awe. "

Sep 15, 2006

Crawling, Walking, Flying
Sanctification as Emergence
Saying For Today: "We are given the potential and call to fulfill the Image of God through relating to the Trinity, communing with the Trinity, and enjoying union in the Trinity."

Sep 14, 2006

The Royal Law
Respecting the Image
Saying For Today: "If the Image of Godhead, the Trinity, is not recognized and treated accordingly, then, social chaos is resultant of such ignorance. "

Sep 13, 2006

The Eucharistic Form of the Christian Life
From Nominal to Normal in the Churches
Saying For Today: "Sadly, to be deeply and ardently spiritual makes one an oddity in many Christian congregations."

Sep 12, 2006

The Witness of Character
True Holliness
Saying For Today: "Let us not turn from the pursuit of holiness as though it would turn us into a religious freak, a pietistic anomaly. The excesses of moralism only heighten need for a true holiness, a revival of such holiness in the life of the churches and its leaders, one attractive to all persons who aspire to live well."

Sep 11, 2006

The Rose and Love
Exercising Capacity to Enjoy Divine Love
Saying For Today: "We, created in the Image of God, are formed with the possibility of enjoying the fullness of God, the infiniteness of Love. "

Sep 10, 2006

The Old Farmer and the Wooden Coffin
The Truly Useful
Saying For Today: "Apparently, again based on behavior, to most Christians filling our oft already over-stretched stomachs with perishable food and drink is more useful and practical than fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit together in periods devoted only to shared prayerfulness. "

Sep 9, 2006

Guarding the Heart
The Wellspring of Life
Saying For Today: "The heights of holiness and the depths of sinfulness present themselves for our choosing and within the human heart."

Sep 8, 2006

The Spider During Meditation
Meeting Yourself In Prayer
Saying For Today: "Often the good we see outside ourselves ... is the good we discover ... to be within ourselves."

Sep 7, 2006

The Absolutely Useless Tree
Useful By Being Useless
Saying For Today: "That Image does not have to be useful or used to be wholly what it is: Wholeness."

Sep 6, 2006

The Way To Be Lifted Up
On Humbleness
Saying For Today: "Pride looks to accolades, rather than being content with the unobserved virtue and unnoticed good deed."

Sep 5, 2006

Where To Place Your Heart
On Spiritual Poverty
Saying For Today: "The vocation of every Christian is to surrender all earthly possessions for love of Christ and creation."

Sep 4, 2006

Point Beyond Speculation
The Unknowning of Knowing
Saying For Today: "But I keep, along with the gathered People of God, pouring my life into the same story, and I keep being led to that point where I must cease speculation and rejoice in the Joy. This is the Unknowing of Knowing. "

Sep 2, 2006

Falling In Love With The Sun
Who Really Knows?
Saying For Today: "Grace is the energy of the Divine Spirit, an inspiration that awakens the intellect, or the divine capcity for spiritual insight arising from the spirit, to the meaning of Christ Jesus. "

Sep 1, 2006

Continual Living in the Presence
Keeping the Flame Alive
Saying For Today: "... this relationship of Love with Christ will enrich all other close relationships, only making them deeper and richer. "

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