Device Protection (Reprise)

(Originally posted to TheViewFrom5022 in February of 2016) There is a tendency, these days, for people to make an almost knee-jerk adjustment from experiencing real and intense events, to suddenly detaching from that experience by putting a cell phone in front of their faces.  That shift from experiencing the moment to recording the moment, protects …

Great grace was upon them all

This morning I have combined Lectio Divina with my Centering Prayer practice.  This first reading of this morning’s lectionary is describing the harmonious life among the early believers after Jesus’ resurrection. It is from the Book of Acts.  “They were of one heart and one soul and they had all things in common…nor was there …

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 …