Cassidy Hall post this insight into the heart and mind of Fr. Charles Cummings, OCSO “The monastic night watch is good practice in the art of waiting, as we patiently look for the coming of dawn. Monks and nuns wait in the dark, longing for the light of dawn but unable to hasten its […]Read more "“Be ready because the light will surely come”"
You know that sense of AWE you get when you first see the Grand Canyon and all that majestic beauty of a sunset over the Canyon? That is what you feel and sense when you visit Australia. In the 24 plus trips I have made there lecturing, giving keynotes and workshops, I have developed some […]Read more "Atheist, Foxholes, and Australia"
As human beings, we need to feel valuable and worthwhile, which prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty. Think, meditate, reflect on ways you can help others besides yourself feel valuable and worthwhile. Maybe we can change the world? I believe the act of change requires some degree of reflecting, contemplation, etc. Thomas Merton […]Read more "Contemplation"
There are many ways to engage in acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home. Many simple acts of kindness can address the critical challenge of the changing climate. Higher global temperatures are associated with increased concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-absorbing gases, driven largely by the burning of […]Read more "Acts of kindness for the healing and protection of nature, our Common Home ~Julie Peller Ph.D"
“Pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and God what belongs to God.” That saying of Jesus from Matthews’s Gospel is one that all scripture scholars from Westar onward all agree is 100% a Jesus original saying. What Jesus is saying to us is to remember who ‘owns‘ the world. And in Isiah 45, […]Read more "The Kingdom of God is here and now."
Over a decade ago, I sat in on a very informative presentation about the over-consumption problem in our society. The excessive acquisition of goods depletes resources, converts natural land to engineered land, creates more waste, utilizes more energy, requires more transportation and the list of unsustainable practices/outcomes goes on. As an example, the amount of […]Read more "How many extra t-shirts do you have? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“ This is the old […]Read more "What was a big deal for Aristotle should be for us too"