I have to have some stillness everyday. Usually, I get that in the early morning before the sun comes up, when I engage in “Abiding Prayer.” Here is a meditative poem I wrote titled, “Stillness”: There is a knowing only stillness can convey, A grasping only silence will allow, So that insight may take root […]
Christianity is all about receiving, sharing and giving. These are the three essential dimensions of God’s Love, and the secret to how it is that God as Trinity – the Lover, the Beloved and the Love itself – perpetuates love forever. We could say that God is totally Self-Giving, Self-Receiving and Self-Sharing.
There is a heaven and there is a hell. Heaven is the abode of our consummation in God, hell of our condemnation from God. Both are of our choosing and will. One is our highest destiny, the other our worst fate. One is the promised purpose of our creation, the other the end result of […]
We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about heaven. Not unless we are facing death, our own or a loved one’s. We have all we can handle right now; we are not ready to let go and move on to some unknown realm beyond here, whatever it may be, if it is at all.
Prayer is like jumping on a trampoline. With that image in mind, I wrote the following. I challenge you to follow its imagery all the way to the end: TRAMPOLINE Beginning to pray The hungering prayer that truly seeks God, Is like stepping out on to a trampoline, And giving up full control of your […]
This is a good time to talk about optimism. I suppose you could say that God is the eternal Optimist, because nothing is impossible for God; therefore, God can continue changing things until God gets exactly what God wants. That means, God will hopefully continue working on us until we finally become the persons God […]