In today’s ongoing pandemic culture, fear has taken on a whole new meaning. As people of faith, we are expected to handle ourselves in the face of adversity and fear with calm and courage, but it can become an endurance test for even the most faithful when circumstances persist. In the following article, the beloved American Buddhist nun and author, Pema Chodron, offers a perspective on dealing with fear and anxiety that is relevant to the uncertainty many are facing in our changing world.
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
Music, the universal language. The many genres of music speak to the heart in a way almost no words can. Music gives an added layer of meaning, an added dimension, to almost every situation whether it’s time alone, a social occasion, or watching a movie or a tv show. It has the power to heighten the level of engagement and awareness in all of these and many more activities.
The Raising of Lazarus From the Gospel of John, Chapter 11, NIV. The story of Lazarus in the New Testament of the Christian Bible is a profound and sacred testimony of the power of God’s love through His life in Jesus. Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, lived in Bethany which was a small… Continue reading The Raising of Lazarus
The Prayer of St Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may… Continue reading Prayer of St Francis