The birth of jesus/the coming of christ

“Make ready for the Christ whose smile like lightening sets free the song of everlasting glory that now sleeps in your paper flesh like dynamite.”      These simple but explosive words of monk and mystic Thomas Merton convey the spiritual meaning of Advent, the four week period before Christmas when Christians are encouraged to prepare … Continue reading The birth of jesus/the coming of christ

Turning here into heaven

     “In mainstream religious traditions, a creator may be ostensibly worshipped while the creation itself is dishonored; our Western political system and economy are rife with people who claim, for example, allegiance with Judeo-Christian religions yet do not flinch at profiting from the destruction of Earth’s life support systems. Reverence is reserved for a disembodied … Continue reading Turning here into heaven