Like a Revelation

The natural world can refresh our hearts and minds through an ecstatic (ek-static) experience, drawing us out of ourselves. The uplift which we experience in nature borders on gratitude because implicit in the experience is an intuition of unity, proportion, and clarity. In this respect, nature calls us into an awareness of a super-personal order … Continue reading Like a Revelation

Becoming Thanksgiving

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) Jesus is our Eucharistic Lord. He is our thanksgiving. He is our offering to God. Christ’s whole life was an offering, a thanksgiving sacrifice poured out unto the Father and … Continue reading Becoming Thanksgiving

Yet you shall Live

To the first Adam, the warning was given that if he were to eat of the forbidden tree, dying he would die. You will certainly die (Gen. 2:17) This word was final and irrevocable. Yet this word was not the final word. It was incomplete, waiting for its completion in Christ Jesus who said: I am … Continue reading Yet you shall Live