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The Power of the Desert

Originally posted on God In All Things:
I wonder what it would be like to get inside Jesus’ head when he was tempted in the desert (Mt 4:1-11; Mk 1:12-13; Lk 4:1-13). Did he recognize right away that he was…

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Pope Francis and Moving to a More Unified and Less Polarized Church

For a variety of reasons, the primary one being the inaccurate hyperbole being written from all quarters, I have avoided discussing the recently concluded Special Synod on the Family. However, John Gehring had a good article in Crux that went … Continue reading

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The God of Surprises

Originally posted on Molma Indigo • Spiritual Activist:
Thinking and working to understand being a co-creator with God I came across this poem on a wonderful site I frequent:  http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ May the God of Surprises delight you, inviting you to accept…

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Big Bang, Darwin, and Evolutionary Images of Divinity

pastordawn In the words of our ancestors as they grappled to tell the story of the Divine Mystery we call God, it is written. “Then God spoke all these words, and said, “I AM YAHWEH who brought you out of … Continue reading

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Condemnation Does Not Convert Atheists

Originally posted on joy of nine9:
It is easy to become self-righteous or defensive when I feel attacked by atheists. It is a natural, human reaction. However indignant rants which bludgeon the unbeliever with the ‘truth’ treats them as an…

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Autumn: The Sacrament of Letting Go

Originally posted on Molma Indigo • Spiritual Activist:
My spiritual director gave me this lovely poem today. Autumn is my favorite season and the poem is so appropriate. Autumn: The Sacrament of Letting Go                                    ~ Seasons of the Heart, Marcina Wiederkehr,…

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The Ignorance of Some Scientists

There is an interesting internet discussion between Dan Horan and John Slattery regarding David Barash’s provocative article in the New York Times. I lack the time to do justice to this topic but the substance of my views is very … Continue reading

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The Spiritual and Psychological Damage of Failing to Forgive

One of my (many) weaknesses is that I have a long memory for any actual or perceived wrong done to me. Forgiving unconditionally is one of the things that I continue to work on. I recently came across an excellent blogpost … Continue reading

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Teilhard Opened A Door: A Reflection by Charles C. Finn

Earlier this week, The Teilhard Project had an outstanding reflection from poet and author Charles C. Finn.  Finn has a poets flair for capturing the essence of Teilhard’s vision in a short post. I encourage you to read the entire … Continue reading

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Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

  People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;  … Continue reading

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