There are secret sources of courage inside of every human heart; yet courage needs to be awakened in us. The encounter with the Beautiful can bring such awakening. Courage is a spark that can become the flame of hope, lighting new and exciting pathways in what seemed to be dead, dark landscapes. John O’Donohue, Beauty: … [Read more…]
Our next book study will be The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 5 Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.beginning March 7 One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to … [Read more…]
The gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. Dorothy Day Pondering We all have made evaluations and judgments about people and experiences in our lives. Who or what needs a second gaze, a re-evaluation? What would be a compassionate response to these concerns?
The shadow carries the trans-formative potential of our own wholeness. As we embrace our worldly shadow we embrace the paradox that we are both human and divine. This is expressed in the Sufi saying, “He who realized his humanness has realized his divinity.” But what is important to realize is that accepting the shadow does … [Read more…]
Rabbi Rami Shapiro will be lecturing and preaching in the Raleigh area the last week of February. There will be a book signing at Quail Ridge on February 21, lecturing at Temple Beth Or on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, and preaching at Wake Forest Christian Church on February 25. Our church, other organizations, and … [Read more…]