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January 2007

Jan 31, 2007

Razing the Old, Rearing the New
On Personal and Group Regeneration
Saying For Today: "There is no void left in true spiritual regeneration, and there is no neutrality in our devotion. "

Jan 30, 2007

Making Less of Self
On Taking Christ Seriously
Saying For Today: "In lessening of self the Spirit of Love, Who is the Holy Spirit, increases Her influence among us. "

Jan 29, 2007

Windows for Light
Being an Icon with Christ
Saying For Today: "You are a window of the Beloved of God."

Jan 28, 2007

Pure, Selfless Thoughtfulness
Doing Good with No Expectation of Return
Saying For Today: "Possibly, we rarely give without expectation of return, but such thoughtfulness is a worthy goal of Christian goodwill. "

Jan 27, 2007

A Christian Way of Suffering
The Gift of Accepting Powerlessness
Saying For Today: "There is virtue in silently and gladly enduring hardship."

Jan 26, 2007

Simple Transactions of Love
Seeing the Love Already Present
Saying For Today: "It is in simple transactions of love that the ordinary is seen to be sublime. "

Jan 25, 2007

The Heart Made a Spring of Water
On Meekness
Saying For Today: "In our highly individualistic culture and American church culture, too, meekness might be the most unpopular and least sought of the Christian virtues."

Jan 24, 2007

Antidote to Criticism
Practicing Real Love, Not Fault Finding
Saying For Today: "Many different causes and persons contribute to our every act and word."

Jan 23, 2007

Kissing the Face Behind the Masks
Within the Outer Affairs of Faith
Saying For Today: "In all things pertaining to the outer affairs of faith, look to kiss the Face behind the masks."

Jan 22, 2007

The Way to Communion
God Loving in Oneness with Us
Saying For Today: "With humbling, the loving, true self shines."

Jan 21, 2007

Contemplation and Spiritual Martyrdom
Meditation as Training in Spiritual Love
Saying For Today: "In this we learn the true meaning of Love, and how selfish have been our demands on God and others in our regard."

Jan 20, 2007

Radical Jesus Movement
Becoming True Communion
Saying For Today: "We do not create or find spiritual communion~and there is no other true communion possible but spiritual."

Jan 19, 2007

Community and Baptism
On Communal Being and Personal Accountability
Saying For Today: "No one can rightly serve the Church who seeks to serve from above Her and not with Her~and this Church is every person making up the Body, living and passed on to the heavens."

Jan 18, 2007

Growing In Knowledge
Imbibing From The Great Christian Writers
Saying For Today: "Imbibe often from those great Christians, especially from those of past ages, who challenge you to think thoroughly and deeply, not those who pamper your present ideas."

Jan 17, 2007

Some Worship the Unseen Spirit, Some Comb God's Hair
Spiritual Empathy and Community
Saying For Today: "While the spiritual know how the nonspiritual see and feel, the visa versa is not true, for the spiritual is a higher order in affection and knowledge. The two see the world through different eyes and feel the world through different affections. "

Jan 16, 2007

Some Shoes Just Don't Fit
On Being True to Truth
Saying For Today: "Better to be misunderstood and devoted enough to truth to fellowship with few, even be alone, than share friendly, compromised misunderstandings with many."

Jan 15, 2007

Imbibing Together
From Sensual to Spiritual Love
Saying For Today: "But in silence and word/Our one heartbeat beating/To one tune does play,/While together we imbibe again in this place. "

Jan 14, 2007

Spiritual Knowing
What is the fragrance of a rose?
Saying For Today: "Mysticism, in the Christian sense, is simply the "seeing of" and "living of" the Mystery of the Triune God."

Jan 11, 2007

God's Son A Christian?
Christ Shaping The Faith
Saying For Today: "Affirming Christ as not defined by the Christian faith, it remains more likely Christ will shape the faith, rather than the faith shape Christ."

Jan 10, 2007

Outward, Inward, Inward and Outward
Way of Spiritual Integration
Saying For Today: "Inward complements and increases outward; outward complements and increases inward. "

Jan 9, 2007

Receiving the Deepest Wisdom
Spiritual Substance in Divine Revelation
Saying For Today: "We have too many persons who can give Bible lessons and Sunday pulpit speeches, as well as write religious books...: doctrinally correct, but lacking spiritual depth."

Jan 8, 2007

Self-in-Christ
Born Again as Process
Saying For Today: "To be being born again~from above, from God~as process means the Holy Spirit slowly dismantling our false identity so we can see ourselves as we are seen by God in~Christ."

Jan 7, 2007

Seeing God
God in the Center of the Soul
Saying For Today: "And, in "seeing" God, I have seen, like William Law, Bayazid, and a myriad other contemplative souls of differing faiths, some measure of the fullness of spiritual Life that is the bliss of "seeing" God God's Self as one with the inmost Self of the human person. "

Jan 6, 2007

Capacity and Appropriation
How to Receive More of God
Saying For Today: "Longing for God is the yearning to receive not something from God, but more of God God's Self: for, in God, all God gives is God, ..."

Jan 5, 2007

The Rose
Being and Knowing
Saying For Today: "The Creator, being Love, does not will to withhold any good from his sons and daughters that they are prepared to receive."

Jan 4, 2007

Freedom from the Tyranny of the Urgent
On Inner Solitude
Saying For Today: "By practicing honestly coming to know ourselves in Christ and God in an evolving, intimate way, and daily practicing letting go~which is really a letting-God~, we discover a depth to our being, living, and relationships we had not found any other way. "

Jan 3, 2007

The Purpose of Life
Keeping the Flow of Blessing Going
Saying For Today: "The Spirit of Life moves through us, keeping the current of beatitude moving to others."

Jan 2, 2007

Bringing More Heaven Into Our World
Beginning With The Truth Of What Is
Saying For Today: "Central to our Purpose as human creatures is bringing more of the manifestation of the Light into this world. "

Jan 1, 2007

One Love
Movements of Love
Saying For Today: "She is loving in God, as God, for God~as~Love is the infinite Love expressing through her finite movements of affection the feeling and action of love flowing from Love."

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