In EfM I learned the art of theological reflection, similar to dream work. In “TR,” one works with images and metaphor to see God acting in the world and in one’s life. Both of these practices dissolve the walls of separation. In discussions with spiritual seekers from around the country, I have encountered resistance to… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part Two
There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. ~from Thomas Merton’s vision at the corner of 4th and Walnut in Louisville, KY When Fr. Louis Merton had his vision in Louisville on March 18, 1958, he realized that the Kingdom of Heaven is here and now.… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part One
You mean they are not just maddening, sharp pieces of plastic that cause fights and hurt your feet in the night? For years my boys have been into Legos (as I'm sure your children and grandchildren have, too): First it was Ninjago, then Star Wars, then Ninjago again, the Chima (briefly because we felt too much violent behavior coming from… Continue reading Legos: More Than Tiny Pieces of a Broken Life?
"Mommy, I'm going to hold it (an olive wood holding cross used for prayer) on my heart so I can learn to use the Force." "Aw," says Mommy (knowing Joe means the Force, but has in mind its representing the love of God because we talk that way in our house, my spiritual kookiness pervading… Continue reading Force Lessons