Beatitudes: Fracturing Reality

“Beatitude is a possession of all things held to be good, from which nothing is absent that a good desire may want. Perhaps the meaning of beatitude may become clearer to us if it is compared with its opposite. Now the opposite of beatitude is misery. Misery means being afflicted unwillingly with painful sufferings.” – [Read More...]

What Does God Really Look Like?

Many years ago, I was sitting in a cozy living room with a close group of women friends, drinking steaming mugs of herbal tea, when one of our friends asked the group, “What does God look like to you?” While the question at first seemed daunting, the ensuing conversation turned out to be as delicious as the cookies that accompanied our tea. [Read more...]

The Sky is Not Falling: Post-Election Reflections

“Like many progressives, I was disheartened by last night’s election results. But now is not the time for apocalyptic thinking – to foresee the end of the progressive era or the repeal of what we have fought hard to achieve. Despite short-term reversals, progressives – in faith and politics – are by nature optimistic and future-oriented. In spirituality, progressives believe that the future is open and that the divine calls us to look forward rather than backward to find our destiny.” Bruce Epperly calling us forward after yesterday’s election results… [Read more...]