“The early Franciscan friars and Poor Clares wanted to be Gospel practitioners instead of merely ‘word police, ‘inspectors,’ or ‘museum curators’ as Pope Francis calls some clergy. Both Francis and Clare offered their rules as a forma vitae, or form of life. They saw orthopraxy (correct practice) as a necessary parallel, and maybe even precedent, to verbal orthodoxy (correct teaching). History has…
Listen: The Lod God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and to take care of it. Reflect: What if all the world is sacred space? What if the treated our communities, states, nations, and this world as Eden? Response: Lord, let me know your presence in every…
My first attempt at Lectio Divina reading Genesis 1. Listen: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.” Reflect: The brotherhood of humanity links back to God’s creation act. And so when Jesus says that the two greatest commandments are to love God and to love your neighbor (Matthew)…
“We are fortunate to be alive now when we have so much possibility for growth in love.”
How precious in the sight of God, and all people, is a person who tries to live always from love. – Thalassios the Libyan
When have you felt close to God today?
Just in case anyone needs this today (Meditation is posted below).
“The ‘vine and the branches’ are one of the greatest Christian mystical images of the nonduality between God and soul. In and with God, I can love everything and everyone- even my enemies.”
“Do not despise Christ’s commandment of love…”
“Ignorant hating, excluding, and killing is the universal sin of the world to this day.”
There’s no reason to wait.
Love God and Love one another.