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 … Continue reading Call me crazy
"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 … Continue reading The Lego Moment
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 … Continue reading No Greater Love
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 … Continue reading Have you ever been inspired?
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 … Continue reading LJT and judgment