People of the Beatitudes: A Gathering of Ragtags

“I hope to slowly be stripped of my load as I grow old and older: until I am nothing, and then perhaps Christ can become everything…”

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U2- “Ordinary Love”

U2–“Ordinary Love”

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1-19-2014 7-02-53 PM

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Honoring the Ordinary

“After their astrological prognostication and perilous journey, they arrive at the house of a poor and seemingly insignificant Jewish family and proceed to prostrate themselves in front of a drooling toddler, presenting him with kingly gifts. It’s almost a comical scene.”

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We Lean Back, with Eyes Longing Forward: Toward Bethlehem

“May the merciful hand of God that emerged from the cradle of humankind touch your life tenderly and deeply so that in receiving the humanity of God, you may embrace and experience your own humanity.”

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3-19-2013 7-33-19 PM

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“Contemplation is very far from being just one kind of thing that Christians do: it is the key to prayer, liturgy, art and ethics, the key to the essence of a renewed humanity that is capable of seeing the world and other subjects in the world with freedom – freedom from self-oriented, acquisitive habits and the distorted understanding that comes from them. To put it boldly, contemplation is the only ultimate answer to the unreal and insane world that our financial systems and our advertising culture and our chaotic and unexamined emotions encourage us to inhabit. To learn contemplative practice is to learn what we need so as to live truthfully and honestly and lovingly. It is a deeply revolutionary matter.”

-Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

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12-5-2013 4-57-28 PM

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