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"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice."
Meister Eckhart

"By contrast, research on gratitude indicates that remembering the role of luck increases generosity. Frank cites a study in which simply asking subjects to recall the external factors (luck, help from others) that had contributed to their successes in life made them much more likely to give to charity than those who were asked to remember the internal factors (effort, skill)."

“He kept one thing uppermost in his heart, the love of neighbor and of God, which was unconditional, the sum and substance of the Torah, and he treated everything else, however sacred it was in men’s eyes, as man made, conditional, flexible, deconstructible. His periodic flashes of anger are reserved for those who confused the latter with the former.”

Jack Caputo about Jesus

"People don’t have an anger problem. People have a pain problem. And that pain is most often unlabeled, unwelcomed, unprocessed sadness."

‪“Most people are better than their theology. Remember to listen for the murmurs of their hearts and not the foolishness of their minds. These things are often born out of fear, but perfect love drives out fear.”
—David Goa‬

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

- Mary Oliver

Lady Gaga - Your Song ( Elton John : 'I'm Still Standing' - A Grammy Salute)

This is "Lady Gaga - Your Song ( Elton John : 'I'm Still Standing' - A Grammy Salute)" by Mihayl Galindo on Vimeo, the home for high quality…

"But as St Antony the Great says, “God no more turns from the sinner than the sun ceases to shine for the blind.” Distinguishing between ontological separation and existential alienation helps us see the both/and of the Father’s unfailing love and the depths of our experience our experience in my abyss — which is exactly where God found me."

~ Brad Jersak

“Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You may be reading the Bible wrong. Pete Enns says the Bible itself shows a better way. - Religion News Service

The Bible isn't a rule book or an instruction manual, says Peter Enns, a Hebrew Bible scholar and the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People.

Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king
~Bob Dylan

Riding Tandem Toward a Flourishing Life

This black-and-white photograph, taken in the l890’s, perfectly captures in a single image what it means to flourish as a human being in an imperfect world. We may not be challenged by any physical disability, but all of us are lacking in one way or another. And our impairments are the very reason.

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

Twenty-five years ago, Sven Birkerts published “The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.” Have his fears and projections come to pass?

Scientists Are Totally Rethinking Animal Cognition

What science can tell us about how other creatures experience the world

Hallowed Ground – Emergence Magazine

“Hallowed Ground” profiles theologian Martin Palmer and his work with faith communities to recover stories of care for local ecologies.

"The most important hour is always the present. The most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now. The most necessary work is always love."

Meister Eckhart

My disabled son - ‘the nobleman, the philanderer, the detective’

Robert and Trude thought their son Mats lived a lonely life, but they discovered this was far from true.

On the Road with Thomas Merton – Emergence Magazine

Fifty years after Thomas Merton’s pilgrimage to the American West, Jeremy Seifert and Fred Bahnson retrace the monk’s journey.

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