Surf’s Up

I received your invitationIt was earlyI wasn’t sure why I should goOther than to seeWhat I had not seen You had awakenedMy curiosityAnd I wandered into the lightOf a new dayBeginning to shineOver the dancing waters You are relentlessStubborn no doubtAlways calling my nameAlways reaching out Into the party I cameWith my head bowed lowBecauseContinue reading “Surf’s Up”

The Healing

The HEALINGI The grace that is the health of creatures can only be held in common. In healing the scattered members come together. In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world. II The task of healing is to respect oneself as a creature, no more and no less. A creature is notContinue reading “The Healing”

Relationships

We have been told from oldLove God, Love neighborThis is our callingThis is our labor Our elders have spokenTime and againAbout the need for communityIn order to be a friend Witnesses of truthHave spoken at lengthHow in the endPersonal relationships save everything Community, they sayHolds the cureTo the long lonelinessAnd the sin of despair Emerson,Continue reading “Relationships”

Merton on Capitalism

It is true that the materialistic society, the so-called culture that has evolved under the tender mercies of capitalism, has produced what seems to be the ultimate limit of this worldliness. And nowhere, except perhaps in the analogous society of pagan Rome, has there ever been such a flowering of cheap and petty and disgustingContinue reading “Merton on Capitalism”

Come on- fight the good fight

Fight, struggle, strain and give everything you have been given to be the absolute best human being you can possibly be. As you do this, you will lose what was needed to be lost. You will shed what was keeping you from growing and you will defend yourself, without even trying, from getting stuck inContinue reading “Come on- fight the good fight”

You have forgotten

As long as we have forgotten that everything we have ever been given is a gift, then we will continue to compete, compare and complain. Consequently, our hypocrisy will shine like the sun and our callous hearts will grow harder and harder. But if we 🛑 and take big inhale of free air and startContinue reading “You have forgotten”

Talking vs Speaking Love

Remember- there is a difference between talking and sharing your experience, strength and hope.Of course we (Christians) are familiar with Jesus’s warnings about the use of our tongues and our idle words (words that are spoken to guilt, shame, humilate, boast, brag, incite fear or violence, encourage gluttony, pride and mindless consuming, nourish nonsense, offerContinue reading “Talking vs Speaking Love”

Definitions, Distinctions and Ignorance

There is a huge difference between words like truth, belief, faith, hope and trust. The definitions of these words matter because distinctions matter. However, we can only make distinctions when we recover the definitions of terms and we acknowledge and embrace our humility by admitting there are a lot of things that we do notContinue reading “Definitions, Distinctions and Ignorance”

Wednesday Prayers

Pray for resurrection of life, love and truth. Pray for renewal of hope, imagination, trust, curiosity, love of learning, love of self and neighbor and the willingness to live and die for something more than power, political parties, money and status. Pray for the recovery of personal responsibility for our spirits, hearts, minds, bodies andContinue reading “Wednesday Prayers”

Mud

The question we must ask ourselves over and over is not what but who can give us eyes to see. We have gotten so used to looking but not really seeing truth. Doesn’t this seem ironic since looking seems to be the one thing we do all the time. Last week, I was told IContinue reading “Mud”