Category: God’s Presence

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

More on Listening

Learning to listen with the heart moves us from the role of observers and enables us to become participants with the Creator in a world full of grace and possibility. – Elizabeth Canham, Heart Whispers

Plunge into God

  Plunge into matter. Plunge into God. By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us and molds us. We imagine it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact, we live steeped in its burning layers.  – Teilhard de… Continue Reading “Plunge into God”

What is Prayer?

Prayer is not doing, but being. It is not words but the beyond-words experience of coming into the presence of something much greater than oneself. It is an invitation to recognize holiness, and to utter simple words–“Holy, Holy, Holy”–in response. Attentiveness is all; I… Continue Reading “What is Prayer?”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

  The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape”