Call me crazy

I saw an image, a picture really, or maybe it was a video in my head.  What I saw was Adam, inanimate Adam, the dirt man lying in the arms of God.  This Adam was lifeless but looked like Adam.  Arguably the whole Garden story is a poem and very metaphorical but hang with me […]

The Lego Moment

“OUR discovery of God is, in a way, God’s discovery of us.” (Thomas Merton) The contemplatives and the mystics (which are really the same thing) talk about “living in the present moment.”  Actually there are many traditions that have discovered the divine power of living in the present moment.  This can be a difficult concept […]

No Greater Love

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends (Jesus) Would you take a bullet for someone?  Would you go to jail for someone?  Would you die for someone?  What would be your motivation?  What might inspire you to do such a thing?  Is that what Jesus was […]

Have you ever been inspired?

Have you ever been inspired? Have you ever witnessed a great moment and felt something inside that pulled you beyond your own perceived limitations? Have you ever thought “I want to do that” or “what if I could do that?” How about an athlete that breaks a record or a baby that takes a first […]

LJT and judgment

Jesus understood fallen human judgment was a bad thing.  Judgment is divisive and exclusive and can be very condemning.  In the hands of illusionary separation religion, judgment is deadly.  Jesus said He came to save the world not judge it or condemn it. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn […]

LJT and Cheeseburgers

Since the New Year I’ve been referencing three characters while discussing our identity in our divine union.  You should meet Lena and Judy and Trudy if you haven’t.  You can find there descriptions on this page. In the last post I talked about consenting to his creative love.  Thomas Merton says we need to embrace […]

Consenting to His creative love

A TREE gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying Him. It “consents,” so to speak, to His creative love. It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree […]

The Kingdom of Love

Matt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (ESV) Verses like that have been used by religion to put fear into people’s lives.  When fear comes, love has no chance.  That is why perfect love casts out fear.  How […]

Lena examples

In these recent posts I’ve tried re-frame the way we think about our identity (check out the LJT tab on the menu bar).  Our journey here on this Earth and in this reality is to learn who we are and in doing that we learn who God is and in doing that we find eternal […]

Salvation and LJT part two

Do you ever ask the question “why am I here?”  Do you wonder about why things are as they are?  Don’t you think about how all this comes together?  Don’t you ponder what happens in the next life?  Maybe those questions are too deep.  Maybe they aren’t.  But I know everyone reading this post has […]