Tag Archives: spirituality

getting enough…

JFortson

There is a power in simplicity. Living more simply not only honors our home, it demonstrates that we care for others and know the necessity and the joy of sharing the world’s finite resources. At its heart, living more simply is deeply spiritual.

the earth provides

So true

I have posted this quote in the distant past, but sometimes we all just need a little reminder. God created our world perfectly. That means there is truly enough for all. The secret is sharing instead of hoarding…and yes, it really is that simple.

theology of the pines

Thomas Merton, one of my favorite theologians and writers, was a contemplative after my own heart.

Almost 40 years ago, while on an Holy Week retreat at the Holy Cross Abby near Berryville, Virginia, I wrote

DANCE OF THE CEDARS

Outside my guesthouse window
the four small cedars
stand in a row,
guarding the wall
that guards the propane tank.

This morning, just for me,
they shared their freedom
and their joy
as I watched them dance
to the song in the wind.

In that dance
was a celebration of life
just as it was promised,
full and free and without a care,
just the way it was meant to be.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.

passive acceptance is cooperation

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says '"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.'

It is not enough to silently disagree with the corruption and evil of the current president and his administration. That silence gives tacit approval to the overt racism being spewed. That silence is seen by the predator-in-chief as acquiescence to concentration camps and draconian immigration policies.

We cannot allow our silence to be seen as support. We cannot allow our silence to encourage this cancerous evil in the white house.

Stand up. Speak out. Take action. Resist the evil that you see. In the end it is a spiritual matter.