In this busy world it is difficult to be aware of and develop our progress on the spiritual path. Three words provides an easy guide to monitor your growth.
Early stages of spiritual growth require personal effort & choice. Mature spirituality is also intensely social for it is a life shared with all creatures in heaven and earth.
When life takes on a dull meaningless quality void of transcendence, transformation can be accomplished through mystical experience of God.
Those few who inwardly connect to the deep promptings of their souls and outwardly connect to the world through activism and service, have the greatest effects on society.
Who was the real St. Nicholas and how he became the patron saint of Christmas?
Today Advent anticipates and celebrates the “coming of Christ” from three different perspectives: the physical nativity in Bethlehem, the reception of Christ in the heart of the believer, and the eschatological Second Coming. But history reveals another emphasis.
Quantum physics and Jesus according to the Mystics both take us to the very limits of reason. This is where profound faith begins.
Is God all-powerful? Amos Smith, in his book Healing the Divide; Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots, presents an interesting God-human paradox. Following is a quote from his book. I found this intriguing. What do you think?
Fire and smoke represented the presence of the Lord as the Israelites travel through the dessert, worshiped in the Temple, and recognized the Messiah.
Dealing with the enduring legacy of historical sin, such as our treatment of marginalized peoples, can be overwhelming. But we are not alone, and we are not expected to go it alone. God in Christ has made us new, entrusted us and empowered us.