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Nodding to the Shadow

Note form TBF: Fr. Richard Rohr shared this on September 11th -  When I read it on Wednesday morning, I found myself think of our Unity process of denials and affirmations - identifying and releasing the power of that which no longer serves us as we open to and apply that which does.  I have often pondered how that work is done.  There are a number of wise teacher who describe the "hows" - Byron Katie immediately comes to mind.  Who is your favorite?  I particularly like what Fr.

Unity & Diversity: Cross-cultural discipleship

Note from TBF:
What does it mean to have diversity in the spiritual community?  what is it necessary? Do I really need to find my tribe?  But, Toni, like attracts like and when I come to church on Sunday I want to find peace, be comforted -- the rest of the world is so chaotic and the energy so unsettling.  I really don't want to do the denial half of the process - I don't really want to find my blind spots, my hidden biases.  

An Uncreated Spark

Note from TBF:

Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999) was an Indian born spiritual teacher and author, as well as a translator and interpreter of early Hindu texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.   This modern Indian scholar, translator, and spiritual teacher highlighting the words of a late-medieval Catholic priest and a mid-Renaissance married woman would seem to be a spirit-led confluence of ideas.

Being Christian . by Howard Thurman

In this daily meditation from Center for Action & Contemplation posted on July 26th, Fr. Richard Rohr asked the reader  to reflect on their own sense of identity—both as an individual and as part of a collective—as they read Howard Thurman’s thoughts on race and relationships.  As we approach the event, Stand Up For Humanity, scheduled for Saturday, August 10th in Washington DC, I ask us all to reflect on what is means to bring our sense of identity to being "human" and "Christian."

Our Response

***I'm on vacation this week.  Let these words from Fr. Richard Rohr inspire you to find God in yourself and in all things around you.***

"If you want to find God, then honor God within you, and you will always see God beyond you. For it is only God in you who knows where and how to look for God."