Buried Treasure

Jesus speaks about the Kingdom of Heaven in parables, not to confuse those who listen to him, but to reveal to them truths they already know. To our deepest questions of faith, meaning, and spirituality, Jesus answers in metaphor with stories of ordinary life. Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh calls to mind another ordinary metaphor for our lives of faith …

Interruptions

Interruptions are a theme in Scripture. We have a God who is continually interrupting us – interrupting our routines, our patterns of inequity, the status quo. Abraham’s life was interrupted. Moses’ life was interrupted. My life was interrupted by the Spirit. The gospels are stories of interruption after interruption. Jesus was at a wedding in Cana when His mother interrupted …

To Bless the Space Between Us

To Bless the Space Between Us I bless the night that nourished my heart To set the ghosts of longing free Into the flow and figure of dream That went to harvest from the dark Bread for the hunger no one sees. All that is eternal in me Welcomes the wonder of this day, The field of brightness it creates …

Love: The Final Reality

Love: The Final Reality Love is not something we believe, have, keep, or give:  it is something we do, and in its doing, love shows forth work.  The world is a work of God’s love.  Children are a work of the love of their parents.  Forgiveness is a work of love of one toward another.  St. Thomas Aquinas defines love …