God has spoken, God still speaks, and God will forever speak. Communication with God is more than possible; it is absolutely essential for the life of our relationship with God. God wants us to hear and to respond to what we hear. Our life now and forever will be shaped by God’s word to us. […]
Archives for February 2018
I am calmed by the sea. I wrote a little poem about resting on the sea. Imagine how the following would feel: Sometimes I would like to be a bead of water resting On the rolling stomach of the Sea, Just for a time, so as to fully merge with oceanic Water. As I would […]
Whatever else God is, God is “gracious.” One of the greatest summaries of God’s nature repeated a number of times in the Hebrew Bible is: God is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6). There is a lot of unwrap there, and to understand regarding the “Who” […]
Love is composed of little things. Grand statements and gestures of caring may excite us, but they are not the substance of love. Love’s substance is the seemingly minor daily exchanges between us and our loved ones. Big things are made up of little things, vast galaxies of infinitesimal particles. Tiny grains of sand compose […]
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.