It is common to think that Faith and Reason must be in conflict. Often this view emerges because how we use the term “believe” is ambiguous. In this video Greg Ganssle (Yale University) clarifies how this term is used and how Faith and Reason can be properly related.
God is to me that creative force, behind and in the universe, who manifests Himself as energy, as life, as order, as beauty, as thought, as conscience, as love. Henry Sloane Coffin
[Whilst] everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates. That informing power or spirit is God….And is this power benevolent or malevolent? I see it as purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, Light. He is Love. He is the supreme Good. Mahatma GandiContinue reading →
We load our car with our bags and take off driving and never have a care in the world about what might happen. In fact we’re happy that we are on our way and ready for our vacation or ready to see old friends. But what about that last journey… why do we fear that last trip?
We say we have great faith in the process, in the white light, in God, and the afterlife. But at the same time we tend to fear that last trip home. Could it be that deep down inside, we really don’t have faith? Or is it the unknown that makes us unwilling to surrender and open our hearts to the next journey? Continue reading →
Conventional wisdom dictates that we must set clear goals and have vision if we are to achieve great things. After all, how can we ghetto where we are going if we do not know where we want to go? Now ask, who is setting the goals and who is creating the vision?
It sounds like a pretty foundational point, but I believe there are many who still question whether God really talks to people. And if He does, they wonder:
Is God really involved in my life?
Does He really want to be involved in all the little details?
Does God only help out with big issues, not little ones?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Do you ever wonder if God speaks to people? You’ll be happy to know the answer is yes. But first let me explain how distractions can hinder His voice. Continue reading →
“Passion: a strong barely controllable emotion” -Oxford Pocket American Dictionary
The above definition is what most of us probably think of when
we hear the word “passion”. And although it is a valid definition,
this definition of passion refers only to physical passion, an
emotion that relates to our Ego.
Physical passion is a fleeting emotion of the physical, material
and mental world which our senses occupy during our current
Incarnation. Continue reading →
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. — The Prayer of St. Francis
You can become an instrument of peace in any given moment of your life by deciding that you are not going to use your mind for anything other than peaceful thoughts. This may sound extreme to you when you take into consideration all the difficult people you have to deal with, your financial picture, the illness of a close relative, the inconsiderate boss you must face, the taxes you owe, as well as outrageous traffic delays, and on and on. Try taking a breather from your habit of continuously looking for occasions to be non-peaceful. Go to that quiet, serene peaceful place within you that is covered by the outer layers of your material life. It is here that you know what being an instrument of peace means. Here, your emphasis is on giving, rather than receiving, peace. Continue reading →