Day Twenty-Six: Our Well-being Involves the Non-human as well as Human Worlds

Psalm 150 says “let everything that breathes praise God!” Holistic and adventurous spirituality embraces all creation and sees God’s presence in all things. God’s omnipresence means that God is inspiring and energizing the non-human as well as human worlds. We are called to heal the earth, not just human relationships. Romans 8 proclaims that “creation” [Read More...]

We are One in Spirit

There is no “other.” While each of us is unique and experiences the world from a unique and unrepeatable perspective, we are all intimately related. The whole universe, as philosopher Alfred North Whitehead asserts, conspires to create each moment of experience. And each moment of our lives shapes our future and the future of our [Read More...]

Day Twenty Four: We Serve God by Serving Others

In the Holy Adventure, there is no ultimate distinction between loving God and loving our neighbor, including the non-human neighbor. In loving God, we gain a perspective on life that takes us beyond individualistic self-interest to care for the whole, even when it means personal sacrifice. In loving the neighbor, I bring greater beauty to [Read More...]

Our Vocation is to be God’s Companion in Healing the World

In the Jewish tradition, the words “tikkun olam” mean repairing or mending the world. What we do really matters. Each act brings and detracts from the beauty of the world. In an open universe in which the future awaits our decisions, our calling is to companion with God in healing the world. In the interdependence [Read More...]

Day Twenty Two: You are Part of the Body of Christ

The body of Christ is more than a church; it is the graceful interconnectedness of life; the place where we all belong and all have a vocation, a role – or many roles – that bring beauty and health to the whole. The body of Christ is the divine-creaturely community that embraces all of us. [Read More...]

Day Twenty One: Your are Loved Unconditionally and Everlastingly

You are loved, simply because you exist. You don’t have to earn it, just receive it. Open to those who love you without conditions. Awaken to God’s all-encompassing love – a love that embraces everlastingly all creation. Just as you are, you are loveable. Sometimes the last place we expect to find God’s presence is [Read More...]

Day Twenty: I Seek to Live by Forgiveness in Every Situation

Daily life provides numerous opportunities for forgiveness. In the course of virtually every day, we perceive ourselves being intentionally or unintentionally slighted; we experience the thoughtlessness of others; and often encounter people who are rude, ruthless, and self-absorbed. Forgiveness is especially difficult if you are a person who constantly tries to do the right thing, [Read More...]


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