Last night the Monday night study group I’m in watched the movie Silence . The film takes place in 17th century, feudal Japan and is told from the point of view of a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests (Sebastião Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe – played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who, travel there in an […]
Verity… A truth… a principle of life that is of fundamental importance… the foundations on which I base my life… the rocks on which I build. Paradox… The ultimate truth… a universal truth… what is not supposed to be, yet is… what I get when I’m expecting something else… the persistent manifestation of […]
Why do you insist the universe is not a conscious intelligence when it gave birth to conscious intelligences? — Cicero, c. 44 BCE
We can approach beliefs not as gems to be mined from the earth and protected with clenched fists, but rather as butterflies that land on an open hand — as gifts to enjoy but not possess. Finding God in the Waves – Mike McHargue
Believe what you want regarding destiny. You may believe in a future course that is divinely preordained, one that is a product of pure chance, or something in between. I’ve yet to encounter anyone who can say and demonstrate that they have figured it out. So… I think it’s a logical conclusion that we humans […]
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. Similarly, the fact that eyes exist suggests that […]
The skeptic doubts one set of propositions because he believes another. None of us live with absolute, unassailable certainly about anything; we all live by faith. What someone thinks or feels absolutely certain of is really relative certainty. It’s certainty based on faith that they are right. The fact that they are certain is proof […]
Faith isn’t something you either have or don’t have, but something that ebbs and flows in the life and soul of every individual. Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith. It’s an element of faith. Where there is absolute certainty, there can be no room for faith.
Where I am going, you cannot come. I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Today’s Gospel reading was John 21:1-14. Consider the impact of what was being asked of the disciple fishermen Jesus spoke to. Also consider that Jesus had established a message of Good News that the Kingdom of God was at hand… Right then… Right there… And he challenged his followers with a message of transformation from […]