Yesterday my wife Deb forwarded me Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation email. He was reflecting on Moses asking God to "show his glory" (Exodus 33:18), and how God responded in an unusual way: "I shall place you in the cleft of the rock and shield you … [Continue reading] about There is No “After the Fact” For the Traumatized
A strange thing happened to me a couple days ago. I was making myself some lunch and browsing Facebook, when an alert popped up asking if I had just logged in from Vietnam. I clicked "No" and Facebook had me change my password, as it appeared I … [Continue reading] about My Facebook Account Was Hacked and Disabled in Three Minutes
"He was unable to do many miracles there because of their disbelief." - Matthew 13:58 That sentence is so remarkable. We often think of miracles as simple, unilateral expressions of God's power: it happens because God decided it should happen … [Continue reading] about Your Faith Has Saved You
"The whole of our nature is present in Christ, insofar as he is human." - St. Cyril of Jerusalem What could it mean that Christ receives the Spirit at his baptism? I love St. Cyril's explanation of this event: The only begotten Son receives … [Continue reading] about Christ Receives the Spirit?
In John 18, Jesus is arrested and brought before Pilate for questioning. With what I imagine to be a tinge of exasperation and sarcasm in his voice, Pilate asks Jesus “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus, in typical fashion, answers with a … [Continue reading] about Violence Just Isn’t Necessary Anymore