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October 2008

Oct 30, 2008

A Presence Desired Above All Things
Unknowing and Knowing in One Love
Saying For Today: "Humbly, we know this God-As-God-Is, for we know the All of God now more wholly, knowing with mind what we know and in spirit what we do not know. "

Oct 29, 2008

A Higher Principle than Personal Rights
On Practicing the Beneficial and Helpful
Saying For Today: "Often what is beneficial to me is not beneficial to me. When we put ourselves in the context of others, the view of helpful changes."

Oct 28, 2008

Christ Birthing Christs
The Animating Christic Life
Saying For Today: "The grace of mysticism is given to every Christian, for each Christian is baptized into the Mystery of Jesus Christ and is so joined with Christ that the Christic Vitality animates the person to be a christ. To see one is to see the Other."

Oct 27, 2008

The Centrality of Christ
On Belonging to Christ
Saying For Today: "We will, in the rich diversity of the Church, not agree on all matters pertaining to Christ; still, the centrality of Christ is intact wherever the true Church exists."

Oct 25, 2008

The Cloak of Charity
On Sacrificial Service
Saying For Today: "Such fatigue, inspired by loving devotion, has a blessedness beyond words."

Oct 25, 2008

The Gift of Pure Faith
On Dark Contemplation
Saying For Today: "The move more into this darkness of Pure Faith is a move more into union with God, for God, being Infinite, is infinitely beyond our intelligent grasp."

Oct 24, 2008

Logos Mysticism and Loving Knowledge
On Priority of Loving God
Saying For Today: "Knowledge guides to God through intellect; love directs to find innate longing fulfilled in the Source of Longing, God."

Oct 23, 2008

Words Ministering Grace
On Edifying Speech
Saying For Today: "A Heart in Love seeks to speak lovingly; a gracious person aims to speak graciously."

Oct 22, 2008

Expressing What God Is
On True Holiness
Saying For Today: "This Way is none other, in whatever form it appears - and only humans are overly-concerned about the form, not God - the loving of that which God is."

Oct 21, 2008

The Word Near, The Word Within
On Transcendence in Christian Spirituality
Saying For Today: "Ultimately, faithful spiritual devotion in and service to Christ and His Body entails truly knowing, and intimately, Christ in oneself."

Oct 20, 2008

Presence in Absence
On Divine Nearness
Saying For Today: "In a feely culture, we can easily mistake a substantial, lasting experience of the Sacred with fleeting arousal of emotions. "

Oct 19, 2008

A Faith of Keeping On
On Healthy Christian Faith
Saying For Today: "We even call Christians believers. Ironically, Jesus never put beliefs as the core element of following Him."

Oct 17, 2008

Blessed Ears, Blessed Eyes
On Spiritual Understanding
Saying For Today: "We need to keep learning, and some of this learning, possibly most of it, will be un-learning. "

Oct 16, 2008

The Mystery Hugging Us ALL
On the Spread of Christian Mysticism
Saying For Today: "Jesus was certainly a mystic, yet, he was a mystic grounded in matter and tradition. He honored the Temple, yet he was a Spirit person."

Oct 15, 2008

Receiving and Giving Comfort
On Comforting
Saying For Today: "We are comforted to give comfort."

Oct 14, 2008

The Christian Mystical Experience
On Christian Spiritual Formation
Saying For Today: "Any church agenda without major focus on mystical life in Christ is inadequate to the demands of our time. "

Oct 13, 2008

The Place of Kindly Fidelity
On Faithfulness in Christ
Saying For Today: "What have I done, if I sing of God's fidelity and benevolent kindness, despite the challenges and hardships that arise, if I am unwilling to seek to live a like fidelity to my spiritual kin, indeed to all persons, in Christ? "

Oct 12, 2008

The Lord's Prayer (no. 4)
Your Kingdom Come
Saying For Today: "People seek the divine Presence, even when they do not know what they are seeking. We offer them a place and ways to experience God, not principally our church, beliefs, rituals, customs, morals, or religion. "

Oct 11, 2008

Sparks and Forest Fires
On Use of the Tongue
Saying For Today: "God did not give you a heart to be a trashcan for someone else to fill with his or her frustration."

Oct 10, 2008

Discovering God, Discovering the Other
On Touching and Being Touched
Saying For Today: "Physical touch is a sign of our need for community. We are beings, shaped to live and thrive by emotionally touching and being touched."

Oct 9, 2008

The Singular Focus of a Christian's Life
On Spiritual Priority
Saying For Today: "We are not to prioritize material concerns and place spiritual matters as the added to part. When we reverse this, we become controlled by disordered passion, we violate a spiritual law of Life. "

Oct 8, 2008

Synchronicity and the Will of God
On Meaningful Coincidence
Saying For Today: "The Spirit of Christ is God's personal, all-powerful presence in the universe and each one of us, Who intends only our good. ... God wills much more for us than we recieve. Our prayers are not too bold, they are too timid."

Oct 7, 2008

The Lord's Prayer (no. 3)
On Hallowed Be Your Name
Saying For Today: "A holy attitude and life is made possible through personal and communal experience of the awe-inspiring distance and loving closeness of God to us."

Oct 6, 2008

The Lord's Prayer (no. 2)
On In Heaven
Saying For Today: "Heaven is where God is. ... No matter how close I experience God to be, God is still in heaven, still totally other, still fully mysterious, still completely evokes awe from me."

Oct 5, 2008

A Way to Listen to the Inner Teacher
On Christian Meditation
Saying For Today: "The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. Meditation is a way to learn better to listen to this inner Teacher."

Oct 4, 2008

Prayer and Passion
On Availing Prayer
Saying For Today: "Effectually fervent prayer is ardent prayer from the heart, the center of who we are, which is more than praying from the mouth or the head."

Oct 3, 2008

Blessings Leading to Praise
On Being Blessed
Saying For Today: "The greatest blessing is God giving God to you."

Oct 2, 2008

The Way of One Body
On Unity
Saying For Today: "As we in Christ become more spiritually-minded, more spiritually-hearted, and more-spiritually sensitive, then unity grows, we become in practice more the unity we are already in Christ."

Oct 1, 2008

Praying in the Mix-Up
On Practicing Faith in Confusion
Saying For Today: "Much popular religion does not validate and link faith and doubt, certainty and uncertainty, being spiritually healthy and confused at the same time. That is to say, its often does not rightly value humbleness."

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