Considering Pure Faith

Considering Pure Faith

“Pure faith is faith that is moving beyond the mental egoic level of discursive [rambling] meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation. . . .  Pure faith is the proximate [immediate or closest] means of union with God.” — Thomas...

Forgive Our Trespasses

A year before my father died, I accompanied my parents to an event which involved audience participation, including rising for “The Star Spangled Banner.”   Sometimes we read aloud and sang.  Dad, who had a rich, baritone voice, sang a little, but mostly he was...
An Inspirational Thought on Faith

An Inspirational Thought on Faith

“ . . . You already have all the faith you will ever need.  . . . You don’t gain faith; you discover it and you direct it.  The issue is not how much faith you have, but where your faith is invested.  You have faith on many different levels and in many different ways,...

Moment with the Stranger

Years ago, while studying abroad in London, I developed what I thought was a deep callous on the bottom of my foot.  I treated it with ointment and patches, but it only grew larger.  My foot ached when I walked. One day, my English mum saw me wince in pain.  Before I...
A Path of Love

A Path of Love

As spring unfolds, on a day of abundant sunshine in a bright, blue sky, I visit a new park.  My friends and I wander in various directions, and I find myself on a winding path.  I pause at a lake and admire the fountains.  I stop in an azalea grove and see the first...

In Sync

This is how it happens, how we discover that life is synchronicity. If we’ve been doing our work, taking our (at least once) daily time for contemplation, meditation, prayer and reflection, we’re synchronizing ourselves to the rhythm and flow of life.  We’re honing...