Here and Now

Oswald Chambers – Christian author, teacher and minister – was born in Scotland in 1874.  He wrote extensively with clarity and precision on discipleship and obedience to God in the Christian faith. Even though his teachings are directed to followers of Jesus, the essence of his teachings is universal.  He does not mince words. And… Continue reading Here and Now

Be a Light

Whether big or small, any light is better than darkness.  Think of the stars in the sky.  There are millions of them and however small each one appears to be,  they leave us speechless in their beauty when strewn across the sprawling canvas of a night sky.  Not to mention, the patterns they create have… Continue reading Be a Light

Meditation and Prayer

Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation,  calls meditation a “prayer of the heart”. Meditation enriches other forms of prayer to which we are more accustomed, such as the prayers we say when we gather as a group, when we wake up in the morning, before a meal or during a… Continue reading Meditation and Prayer

Spiritual Friendship

The following passage by Laurence Freeman – Catholic priest, Benedictine monk, and Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation – is found in the Introduction to The Good Heart, a book highlighting the inter-religious dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a gathering of Christian and Buddhist teachers. This historic meeting took place… Continue reading Spiritual Friendship

God Is With Us

The World’s Parliament of Religions convened for the first time in Chicago in September of 1893. It was an auspicious event that had been in the planning for 2 years and drawn the attention of many of the world’s great religions. Over the course of seventeen days, representatives of these religions, some having traveled for… Continue reading God Is With Us