218 – Walls – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week we heard Madeleine L’Engle warn us of the walls we can allow to be created between us and others. In part she wrote, “The house of God … is a cross where time and eternity meet, and where we are – … Continue reading

217 – Walls – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Madeleine L’Engle has written, “Sometimes the very walls of our churches separate us from God and each other. In our various naves and sanctuaries we are safely separated from those outside, from other denominations, other religions, separated from the poor, the ugly, the … Continue reading

188 – Community – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The other day I came across this quote from Georges Florovsky (a twentieth century Russian theologian), Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension.  From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine,’ … Continue reading

184 – A Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

On January 31, 1915, Thomas Merton was born. Over the years since I first began reading Merton he has a had a profound influence on how I look at many things. May I simply share today a prayer of his? … Continue reading

181 – Standing Alongside – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday my wife shared with me a thought she found on the http://www.d365.org/todaysdevotion/ website and I would like to share it with you this morning, It’s not what someone does for us that matters most; it’s the very … Continue reading

164 – Hospitality – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week as I was looking over one of the lectionary mailing lists, I read a great post on hospitality by Thom Shuman.  I asked Thom’s permission to share it with you, and he most kindly granted that permission. “When it comes to … Continue reading

162 – Fellowship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Dallas Willard sees no replacement for Christians coming together to share their lives, “In fellowship we engage in common activities of worship, study, prayer, celebration, and service with other disciples….  Personalities united can contain more of God and sustain the … Continue reading

11 – Fellowship – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Engaging with other disciples in the common activities of worship, study, prayer, celebration, and service, which sustain our life together and enlarge our capacity to experience more of God.” “The whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with … Continue reading