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God is Born Again: The Advent of Us

“And so this is Christmas,” John Lennon once sang. In the familiarity that comes with rote observance, do we ever pause to think about how strange this season is? I think we’re noticing this year. As we celebrate the advent of a refugee mother and her partner, and their problematic, prophesied, poverty-crushing, progeny, I can’t help but think […]

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You Are the Dance

Yours is the flow That created kindness You are the Dance That ignites all Light You are the Three Who contain all Oneness In You we gaze With Single sight   Abba You ground all things eternal And kiss the earth with glad embrace Christ the Son In a world of sorrows Transfigures pain with […]

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Authentic Mystical Experience – by Richard Rohr

Bernard McGinn authored a four–volume study on the history of Christian mysticism.  He says mysticism is “a consciousness of the presence of God that by definition exceeds description and … deeply transforms the subject who has experienced it.”  If it does not radically change the lifestyle of the person—their worldview, their economics, their politics, their […]

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