More on Humility

Aug 08, 2022

As I wrote last week, forgiveness brings us back into the kingdom of God, where everyone is equal, a child of God. Over time, as we give up all that stands between us and God, and as we live into love and forgiveness, we become aware that our attention is less and less on ourselves […]

True Humility

Jul 25, 2022

The greatest change in our lives as we follow Jesus is in developing true humility. As we give up the issues that consume us and the values the world insists that we live by, we find that the focus of our lives goes from total self-absorption to being God-oriented and other-oriented. As we follow what […]

Humility

Dec 06, 2021

  Humility for us human beings is an accurate appraisal of where we each stand before God. If we are truly humble, we know that God loves all people, that we are all made in His image (Genesis 1:26-27), so that none of us stands out above the rest no matter his or her education, […]

Blessed Are the Meek

Mar 29, 2021

When we have acknowledged our poverty(poor in spirit) and chosen God to be our redeemer, when we have mourned all the losses and pain and suffering we have endured, then the next step is to be meek. Meekness or humility is not a quality that we Americans seek, so this is the third countercultural move […]

Nothing More…

Oct 22, 2018

“To be humble, to be kind. It is the giving of the peace in your mind. To a stranger, to a friend To give in such a way that has no end. We are Love We are One We are how we treat each other when the day is done. We are peace We are […]

Another View of the Book of Job

Sep 10, 2018

  If we want to know the purpose of the pain and suffering in our lives, we might look to the story of Job, who was a devout believer in God, also a wealthy man with a great family and property and friends. As the story goes, God boasted to Satan that Job was a […]

Blessed Are The Pure In Heart…

Jun 25, 2018

  “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Purity is holiness, untainted by any human impulse, unblemished by sin.  Jesus is talking about the releasing of all that stands between us and God in this Beatitude. And when we have released all that separates us from God, we will see God.[1] […]

Blessed Are The Meek…

Jun 04, 2018

      “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Whether our life circumstances have left us meek or humble or gentle or we have been “gentled,”[1] as Cynthia Bourgeault would put it, that is, healed and transformed by our surrender to the arms of God, the result is the same: we […]

Blessed Are The Poor in Spirit

May 21, 2018

  “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” [KJV] Today I am starting a nine-week series on the Beatitudes, looking at each one from several different points of view. I’ll be referencing the works of Dallas Willard, Cynthia Bourgeault, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Jean-Ives Leloup, Jim Forrest and the Message. Let’s […]

Fruit of the Spirit

May 14, 2018

Paul described the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-3: peace, joy, love, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Fruit is the end product of a long growing season, the product the plant or tree offers the world. That this “fruit” comes from the Spirit of God means that it is given to us, […]