Last week we spoke about the Deep Mystery of Sacred Sadness. The deep and profound sorrow of God is always accompanied by the light and effortless joy of God. The Divine speaks so concisely through joy - so perfectly. Joy is a universal language. All people and animals alike can understand it. Whether you speak Mandarin, … Continue reading Joy is the Meaning of Life
Love is the root of all joy and sorrow. Slavish fear of God is to be put away. The right fear is the fear of losing God. - Meister Eckhart Often the mystics will speak of a great sorrow in contemplation. It is very common, especially in our modern times to have an intense aversion … Continue reading The Deep Mystery of Sacred Sadness
One of the most beautiful things about life Is the way that it ebbs and flows With the rhythms of the moon With cycles that we know will come: Dark nights with mysterious stars Bright nights with majestic moonlight Yet, when we look to the sky We do not always know the moon And where … Continue reading The Beautiful Thing About Poetry
But seek alone to hear the strange things said By God to the bright hearts of those long dead, And learn to chaunt a tongue men do not know. Come near; I would, before my time to go, Sing of old Eire and the ancient ways: Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my … Continue reading Celtic Revival: New Ideas Dressed in Old Garb
There is no real division between the sacred and the secular. There is nothing secular, all is sacred. Even when you're flipping burgers or shoveling gravel or answering phones the Spirit is working in you
The bible plainly says that the skies teach us without words in a way all nations can understand, that birds have wisdom, and that the stones and the waves consciously praise God. For those of you who are skeptical, I promise to give scriptural references.
By human standards dogs are simplistic creatures. They may spend their whole lives trying to learn how to roll over, or not get into the trash. They will never appreciate the fine arts or literature. They will never be able to accomplish all the human glories we aspire to and love. Yet, I wonder, should we pity them or should they pity us?
Genuine humility is a combination of unbridled truth and selflessness. When I cling to anything which isn’t true at it’s deepest level it comes from a place of pride
The story of Easter is a profound map of the spiritual journey. Jesus plainly calls us to pick up our cross and follow him to death. The death which Jesus modeled is the death of the false self. It is the crucifixion of the ego. It is the end of what was never real.
As Christians we are called to live like Christ and he has given us a beautiful example not only in his willingness to bear the cross but in his resoluteness as he knowingly approached it. In John 12, after his entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus spoke about his death which was to come. He spoke not … Continue reading A Kernel of Wheat, a Cross on Calvary, and a French Mystic