- Ordination Message
- A Cry From the Depths
- Your Spiritual Journey: A Straight Line or a Series of Circles?
- Holy Week and Politics
- What Does It Mean To Be An American?
- Looking For Light
- A New Year: Walking With God
- When Government Believed in the People: the WPA
- Is The End Nigh?
- Endings and Beginnings
- A Surreal Time
- The Triumph of the Feminine in Shakespeare
- The First Will Be Last
- The Eye of the Storm
- The Courage to Live
Category Archives: Mysticism
Do you feel like you are taking steps towards a well-defined goal or do you feel like you are going in circles? From a mystical point of view the latter may be the more likely course. Linear and circular images … Continue reading
In my beginning is my end… In my end is my beginning (East Coker I:1, V:36). What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we … Continue reading
Encounters with silence deepen our spiritual receptivity. A striking recent encounter with silence was on the television show, Dancing with the Stars, when Nyle DiMarco, the first deaf male contestant, danced a section of his routine in sync with a group … Continue reading
While I was gazing at a reproduction of the gorgeous fresco The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, I started to sing a song from my favorite musical West Side Story. The unconscious has a wonderful way of making associations. The more … Continue reading
On reflecting on my previous blog Seeing God Face to Face, I realized that there was a dimension missing, the intimate experience of meeting God’s face within ourselves. Meditation is teaching me to approach the indwelling Spirit of God with … Continue reading
One meaning of contemplation is to gaze upon God, so it is natural for the contemplative to want to see God’s face. At the same time the prospect of what we do not know is scary. This ambivalence is reflected … Continue reading