Category: God’s Presence

When Does God Die?

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond… Continue Reading “When Does God Die?”

Grateful – That God Holds It All Together

It is a blessed thing to know that no power on earth, no temptation, no human frailty can dissolve what God holds together. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We Belong to the Maker of the Stars and Starfish

Oh, I am in awe of the maker of galaxies and geese, stars and starfish, mercury and men (male and female) . . . . Sometimes it is the humble awe of knowing that ultimately I belong to God, to the Maker whose thumb… Continue Reading “We Belong to the Maker of the Stars and Starfish”

It’s the Small Things

Attending to the small thing in front of us becomes a way of self-renewal and self-refreshment. – Sharon Salzberg in Lovingkindness

Learning about God from God’s Creatures

Anyone who truly knows creatures may be excused from listening sermons for every creature is full of God, and is a book about God. – the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

We are more infinite than we suppose. You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

How to Find Sacred or Holy Ground

  Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence. – David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart

God’s Presence Fills Creation

Holy One of Blessing, Your Presence fills creation. – Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Wisdom from the Medieval Mystic

The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw and knew I saw God in all things and all things in God. – Mechtild of Magdeburg Mechtild a Beguine, was a medieval mystic, who lived c. 1207 – c. 1282/1294.

Permeated with God

Reality is permeated, indeed flooded, with divine creativity, nourishment, and care. – Marcus J. Borg, Conflict, Holiness, and Politics