Category: Finding God

Wisdom from the Zen Tradition

From of old there were not two paths. “Those who have arrived” all walked the same road. -Zenrin, The Gospel According to Zen

Seeking God

God guides those who seek [God’s] good pleasure into the ways of peace, bringing them out from the shadows into the light by {God’s] act of will and guiding them into a straight path. The Qur’an

Getting Perspective

I’ve learned to time things so that I am driving with a beautiful sunset off to the west as I drive home. It calms me. It gives me perspective. I think, “There is a hideous traffic jam in front of me. There are trucks… Continue Reading “Getting Perspective”

With Whom or with What Does Your Heart Beat?

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature. – Joseph Campbell

Finding God Everywhere and Nowhere

If what we need is here within creation, this does not mean that the presence of God will suddenly become obvious to us. As we have already seen, though God is in all things and underpins them as their animating source and destiny, at… Continue Reading “Finding God Everywhere and Nowhere”

Lead a Listening Life

Lead a listening life. Order your outward life so that nothing drowns out the listening. – Thomas R. Kelly, A Testament of Devotion

Finding the Treasure

Finding the treasure is only the beginning of the search. -Henri Nouwen, from The Inner Voice of Love

Have We Come Far Enough to Find God?

It could be that God has not absconded but spread, as our vision and understanding of the universe have spread, to a fabric of spirit and sense so grand and subtle, so powerful in a new way, that we can only feel blindly of… Continue Reading “Have We Come Far Enough to Find God?”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light? The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:   Alleluia, alleluia. The people who sit in darkness have seen… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate”

Where Do We Find Ourselves?

In Thursday’s Gospel reading (Luke 15:1-10) we read: Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.I tell you . . . there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need… Continue Reading “Where Do We Find Ourselves?”