It is when we allow ourselves to step out of our own thoughts and observe them as if we were a third person that we can truly gain the perspective to understand our own enslavement and begin to dismantle the chains we have wrapped around our own beings.
Peace is a big topic, it is arguably the single thing that Jesus came to teach us about and bring forth into the world. He was, after all, the Prince of Peace. Peace is the end goal of everything he taught. As Christians it is where we should set our sights, it should always be … Continue reading Peace in the World and Peace Within
I believe humanity has a massive and beautiful untapped potential and by God’s grace and our own commitment and faith it can be released from the bondage we ourselves have placed it in. So be holy, don’t be timid, or sceptical about it, just be holy. Start right now, there is no reason to wait.
The reality of life on Earth is that cultures and religions which once existed, at least seemingly, separately from one another now live intermingled in greatly diverse communities. The necessity for inter-faith dialogue is no longer a question of the interaction between nations, but the interaction between next door neighbours
It is less something you do as something you become. This is what Paul meant when he taught us to pray without ceasing. This is the prayer that envelopes our entire being. This is the prayer all the others were preparing us for.
Have you felt a longing for something deeper but don't know what to do about it? Have you read about Christian meditation but feel like you don't really know how to get started? You're not alone.
Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for spiritual joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and spiritual joy you have not yet begun to live.
I pray you take the time to know yourself. Sit down and spend a good amount of time looking at how your past affects your future, how your parents and siblings still shape your character, and how your society has molded you into the person you are today. Ask yourself who you would be without all of that, because that, my dear friend, is who you really are. You are the person underneath all of that. You are a child of God.
I would like to share with you a conversation between myself and Rich Lewis. Rich is a contemplative practitioner and teacher of Centering Prayer based out of Pennsylvania. We have often written on each other's blogs. I did an interview on his site Silence Teaches which you can find here and he wrote one … Continue reading Prayer Ropes and How They Help Us Pray
Children always learn more from what we do and how we are then what we tell them or make them do. If they see silence as a meaningful experience that adults partake in they will want to be like us. If we model contemplation for our children then they will come to it naturally