Some inspiration for a generous Spirit.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 22, 2021”
Do you trip over yourself on the path of holiness?Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 21, 2021”
Sowing seeds of generosity.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 20, 2021”
We must remain faithful. On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – we remember…Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 11, 2021”
Prayer of the faithful.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 10, 2021”
Our peace is directly tied to our faithfulness.
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Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.Mark 5:34
Actions speak louder than words.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 8, 2021”
The reward of faith.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 7, 2021”
What do you believe?Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – September 6, 2021”
God’s goodness reveals the mysteries that are often in plain view.
There is so much to be gained if we allow the life space to unveil its mysteries that are often hidden in plain view. The Universal Christ is such an unveiling…[Love is] the greatest mystery of all. Not love as a warm and fuzzy feeling, but love as the animating force that holds us together. If we can believe that we are loved just as we are and that everything else is equally loved, we unveil a cosmic reality that is life-giving and a Christ-like reality that affirms the goodness of all creation…I encounter the Universal Christ from the cultural viewpoint of my embodiment as an African American woman, and I want to briefly share what that means to me, although categories of race, ethnicity, origin, or tribe have very little meaning in a cosmos based on original goodness and universally shared dignity. I’ve spent a lifetime working with like-minded people helping to unclog racism, sexism, gender, sexual identity bias. We struggle with the -isms so that justice might finally flow like waters. Our intentions are always good, but often our efforts include the subliminal presumption that if dominant culture would just include others and their established systems, all would be well. The Universal Christ happily displaces that notion. For if inclusion is to be meaningful, it must be based on the idea that everyone and everything is included from the beginning, not included in socially constructed hierarchies with allegiance to one political system or another, but included in a web of life, set forth from the foundations of the earth.
Today, I will remember that I was born to find God and to love my neighbor, affirming the goodness of all creation.