Category Archives: How Are We To Be Here?

How Are We To Be Here In Love?

Love has inspired great deeds and great arguments throughout human history. Many people have written opinions, songs, poems, and plays about it. Yet, still we hardly understand it. Each of us, it seems, must work out what love means for us in our own lives. There is no doubt, however, that love has a claim on us from our very beginnings, both as individuals and as a species. Continue reading

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Ephiphany: Witnessing Love Incarnate

Christian theologians interpret the story of the Magi as holding a deeper meaning to this quaint story. They suggest it refers to the special revelation to these travelers and to us of Jesus’ true identity as the Son of God. However, what makes the feast particularly special to me is that it tells us how love becomes visible in our world. Continue reading

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Evolving a New Way of Being Together in Freedom

This post continues my reflections on freedom, exploring the topic from an evolutionary perspective. I am finding this perspective helpful, especially as we struggle today both globally and personally with finding a proper balance between individual rights and the common good. Continue reading

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Learning Life Lessons from Trees

Outside my bedroom window right now, the trees that were only bare limbs all winter are abundantly lush with new spring leaves. I especially love to see them on a clear day, their light green leaves, soft and fresh, aglow with sunlight and silhouetted against a richly blue sky….the sight of them makes we want to stop what I am doing and just stare, trying to absorb from their presence something I cannot quite even name, but sense is restorative. Continue reading

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Can Our Universe Teach Us Compassion?

We live in a world torn apart by suffering. Some of it is caused by natural disasters. Much of it is caused by human action. We live in a world where people come together in response to suffering. Individuals are able to bring the broken pieces of their bruised self back together and move through the pain toward healing. Continue reading

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Epiphany: Love Made Manifest

I have two favorite feast days within the Christian liturgical year. One is Holy Thursday, which commemorates the last night Jesus spent with his community before his death. The other is the feast of Epiphany. Continue reading

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Jesus, Gandhi, and the Reason for the Season

In this post I want to share some of my own musings on the Christmas event within the context of the story of our evolving Universe. In addition, I spent the weeks between November 28 and December 20 in India, and my experiences there add to the richness of my reflections. Continue reading

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