WHAT I BELIEVE!

This month, as I have been thinking about the practice of faith, I have come to realize the importance of reflecting on the beliefs on which my faith is built and which govern the way I live my life and practice my faith. What I believe has been influenced by what I learned while attendingContinue reading “WHAT I BELIEVE!”

MY LIVING SAINTS

I have been reading a book by Joan Chittister called A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God. It is a book about more than two dozen saints and prophets–from Hildegard of Bingen to Martin Luther King, Jr., –who speak to the urgent spiritual questions of our time. Reading this book has gotten me thinkingContinue reading “MY LIVING SAINTS”

WHO IS OUR NEIGHBOR?

As I watched this video, it reminded me of a scripture from the New Testament which said there were two commandments we are to follow, First, “the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,Continue reading “WHO IS OUR NEIGHBOR?”

LOVE YOUR ENEMY

For the last several weeks, our Wednesday night group has been listening to a five-hour workshop by Pema Chodrom about releasing fear and living with courage and compassion. In it, she has talked about how Bodhisattva training encourages us to give up our separateness and act upon our deep connections with others. Over the courseContinue reading “LOVE YOUR ENEMY”

SIT, MEDITATE, AND TRUST

A few days ago, I read this quote by Sylvia Bookstein, which read, “Don’t just do something. Sit there.” I had spent some time thinking about what this means to me personally, but this morning as I was thinking more about trust, I began to think about how it is one’s meditation practice, which awakensContinue reading “SIT, MEDITATE, AND TRUST”