Brilliance of the Human Condition

Last year, I learned that all of the loss I've experienced in the past 10-15 years has put me in a good starting position to adopt Jesus' kenotic path...enough to follow Him much closer than I could have before. This year, I'm learning that it has been through the numerous heart breaks throughout my life …

Wrapping up: the Final Black Hole of Love

I'm reading What is the Bible by Rob Bell. (It's awesome.) In chapter 5, Bell starts dissecting a line from Paul: "G-d made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to …

Do it like Jesus

When I woke this morning, I was reminded of what I read last night in The Wisdom Jesus  (Cynthia Bourgeault) about the distinction between John the Baptist as "the archetypal ascetic" and Jesus as 'full-participant in life.' I then realized that Christian children, educated in private Christian schools or home-schooled, are being taught to be …

Blessed are the Peacemakers

"(T)he peace Jesus speaks of—Pax Christi, the peace of Christ—waits and works for true peace by sacrificing the false self of power, prestige, and possessions. Such peacemaking will never be popular. The follower of Jesus is doomed to minority status." - Richard Rohr   (I have borrowed the image above from peace.maripo.com)