Forgiveness – Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 18:21-22: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. This week’s prayer practice comes from the lectionary readings.  In Matthew, Peter asks Jesus how many…

c61595b44b0e4ad8823b1c6e63d3085a

Hunting the Divine Ox

I left Christianity for a multitude of reasons, and, while I don’t mind talking about those reasons, a comprehensive catalog would be a major distraction from the main business at hand … before the business at hand even begins. Besides, the salient issue, the drop of water that caused the glass to overflow, was –…

Non-Meditation – Prayerful Tuesday

In the last couple of weeks I have been reading a book by Jay Michaelson, Everything is God, The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism[1], who described a prayer practice I have been using for many years but didn’t know it was a prayer practice, Non-Distracted, Non-Meditation.  This prayer practice, as Michaelson describes it, has no…

It is better to light one candle
than curse the darkness

A Candle in the Dark – Prayerful Tuesday

  The news stories of the last few weeks have broken my heart.  Seeing the pictures of wild fires, immigrant children, Palestine, Iraq, and the Ukraine simply overwhelms me with sadness and despair. I think how can one human being do these things to another human being, especially children. I keep asking myself when will…

Belonging Gives My Heart Wings

The Gift of Be-Longing – Prayerful Tuesday

Saturday, June 21st, was the summer solstice and I spent the day in a solstice retreat.  It was a time of quiet meditation, laughter, the beginning of new relationships and the renewal of others.  One of our discussions covered how all of us have a ‘longing’ for the companionship of others. I, like most people,…