Our contemplative attitude toward living lies in seeing the real. We see people—all persons, even the annoying ones—as the presence of God. God says to each person, “You are my beloved.” To understand ourselves as beloved, we need to let the truth of our Belovedness become part of everything we think, say, and do.

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What do you radiate? The electromagnetic field of the heart is about 5000 times more powerful than that of the brain. When our hearts are holding joy and love, the brain is less likely to focus on worry and stress. Instead, the brain focuses on love, empathy, creativity, and joy. Because the heart’s electromagnetic signal…

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Today’s beautiful reading from Ephesians (3:8-12, 14-19) states that Christ dwells in our hearts. Yet the feast celebrates our need to reside in Christ’s heart, to take on his heart, to learn from Jesus Christ who is meek and humble of heart. But the dwelling is reciprocal.  Christ’s dwelling in us gives us the strength…

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I just finished reading Camron Wright’s novel based on a true story, The Orphan Keeper. A child stolen from India and living over 20 years in the United States senses his need to return to a place that’s a half-globe away. Wright’s page-turner tells of loneliness, abandonment, and loss of identity. The reader senses that…

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Each day is a new frontier to traverse. Each morning presents a choice to become more fully Christ in our world. What the day holds for us we do not know. Feats of courage will require feet of courage. A humdrum day also demands the courage to slog through. Morning prayer and morning walks set…

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