#Spirituality, Book Review, Social Justice

Worth Revisiting: We Drink From Our Own Wells

Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People. 20th Anniversary Edition. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2003. In the foreword, Henri Nouwen beautifully articulates that the premises within Gutiérrez’s book grow out of the “lived experience” (xiii b) of God’s presence in history as understood by “men and women who have… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: We Drink From Our Own Wells

Spiritual Direction, Wit & Wisdom, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Overcoming Disappointment

"We know that all things work for good for those who love God,* who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 I'd venture to say, that each of us has experienced disappointment numerous times in our lives. There are the daily goals that don't work out the way we had planned or expected and… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Overcoming Disappointment

Discernment, Embracing the Ordinary, Scripture Reflection

Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?

Today, perhaps you find that you had  much rather be saying yes to the many things that come your way than even contemplating the word no. Maybe, you do so out of a well intended desire to please others, or the thrill  from successfully multitasking a multitude of tasks. And still, though your yes may… Continue reading Are You Saying Yes.. When You Should Be Saying No?

Community and Tradition, Ecumenism

Ecumenism: “An Imperfect but Certain Communion”

With the aspiration of Ecumenism, to be a shared understanding in promoting dialogue and unity within faith, can it be said that there is visible unity? What can be learned from our differences? Likewise, what shape does this take and would be the direction of such a vision? On the Need for Ecumenism Something that… Continue reading Ecumenism: “An Imperfect but Certain Communion”

Christian Spirituality, Uncategorized

Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline

Is there a case  to be made for the continuing relevance of the "monastic-generated" tradition of asceticism ("spiritual training or exercise") in Christianity beyond monastery walls to all members of the churches, particularly when it is understood comprehensively as "spiritual discipline(s)" and not narrowly as “a life of exceeding self-denial” ? When considered amidst the everyday realities… Continue reading Asceticism as Spiritual Discipline