Jesus came to open our eyes and open our ears, but also to open our hearts. Here is my sermon on Mark 7:24-37.
A few of my favorite quotes on silence, particularly as it relates to prayer.
There is no going back, Wendell Berry reminds us. I reflected on this truth after going back to my former congregation, and share my ponderings here.
Thomas Merton once said that "the highest freedom is found in obedience to God." What did he mean? I reflect on that here as we get ready to celebrate Independence Day.
Reflections on "Stranger," a poem by Thomas Merton.
"The only unhappiness is not to love God." - Thomas Merton
Today, I am thinking with gratitude of one of my spiritual mentors and heroes in the faith, Thomas Merton, who died this day, December 10th. My life of faith has been deeply influenced by this remarkable man, so here are a few thoughts that I feel led to share.
How can we tell people they are walking around shining like the sun? Here is a sonnet I wrote inspired by Psalm 8, Thomas Merton, and by a recent experience at our local soup kitchen.
The desert fathers and mothers from the 3rd and 4th centuries remind us that when we spend our time criticizing everything, "we drag one another down into the abyss." So let's talk about things that are good for our souls.
Learning from Henri Nouwen to be faithful to my vocation to "do well the few things that I am called to do."