239 – Wilderness – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This past Sunday I was with a congregation where we were reading Mark 1 and thinking about “Wilderness.” We noticed the Gospel writer reminded us that the prophets spoke about the wilderness, that John’s “pulpit” was in the wilderness, that … Continue reading

140 – Palm Sunday – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The days of Lent have moved on and in a few more days we will come to Palm Sunday.  At some churches people will hear of Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem, and may see a few Palm branches, and some … Continue reading

130 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I have noticed on the mailing lists I am receiving at the start of this year a number of discussions on prayer.  I wonder if this is a recognition of how important prayer is and a felt need to “start the year … Continue reading

129 – The Journey – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I was browsing the shelves at the library the other day and came across a Thomas Merton book that was new to me, Thomas Merton in Alaska.  Not only was the book new to me, but I had no idea … Continue reading

100 – Poetry – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I came across these lines from the T. S. Eliot poem “The Dry Salvages” a few weeks ago when I was looking through the book Simplicity by Richard Rohr, These are only hints and guesses, Hints followed by guesses; And … Continue reading

86 – Ash Wednesday – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

This Ash Wednesday I have been drawn to a well known prayer of Thomas Merton – My Lord, God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for … Continue reading