|A Prayer Diary||
Dear God, Renew my thoughts so full of feel and judgment and the illusions of the world.
And so it is no wonder that, in spite of all their education, scientists constantly miss the truth—it is because they only work their heads.
Theophan the Recluse
Buddhism can help Christians to be mystical Christians . . . a way to be one with the Father, to live Christ’s life, to be not just a container of the Spirit but an embodiment and expression of the Spirit, to live by and with and in the Spirit, to live and move and have our being in God. —Paul Knitter (Wednesday)
God’s ultimate purpose is birth. He is not content until he brings his Son to birth in us.
As I read the New Testament over and over, I am more and more impressed by the way suffering was taken for granted as something appointed; but always there is the thought of joy not far off.
We are nonviolent, not because we simply eschew violence; rather, we are nonviolent because we are people who love like Jesus.
Fundamentalism refuses to listen to the deep levels of mythic, metaphorical, and mystical meaning. It is obsessed with literalism and exclusion.
Today let me open my heart and my eyes to the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in “our” midst; in my own church, my own family, and my own neighborhood.