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The Contemplative Companion for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

During the Easter Season Jesus is in the process of disappearing – constantly inviting his disciples to let go of their physical experience of him to receive the inward Presence of the Spirit. Jesus’ disappearance will reach is completion with the Ascension, a reminder that our own journeys are an ever increasing releasing of our self as we “disappear” with Christ in God (Colossians 3.3).

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The Contemplative Companion for Good Friday, April 14, 2017

When Jesus dies he demonstrates the Truth that his life is hidden in God. As the body and the self die they are die to experience a new way of life: the resurrected life. The no-self life. When Jesus dies on Good Friday on the Cross it is a Revelation of the Way it will go for all of us: we die to our self bound way of being in these bodies so to be raised to a resurrected life with God in Christ.

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The Contemplative Companion for Monday, April 10, 2017

To give love from an overflowing love. The expensive perfume is a symbol of love – a love that accumulates in the silence and stillness of prayer. A love that can overflow through us toward the world – a world full of beings that need to be anointed with love so to remember and realize their unique destiny and ultimate joy in worship – as ones set apart for the love of and passivity to the Spirit of God, which is in part our most real joy and enduring purpose in this life.

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The Contemplative Companion for Friday, March 31, 2017

Much of life keeps us asleep in the night of unconsciousness – as well as in the in-between zones of twilight – settling for a half-lived life and missing the mark on the fullness of life and light that Jesus demonstrated to us. Lent is an antidote to sleep and the power of the twilights. Lenten exercises and practices keep us from being swallowed up by the increasing twilight powers of unconscious thought, feeling and behavior.

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The Contemplative Companion for Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jesus sharp rebuke of the Teachers of the Law in this Gospel passage from today’s lectionary is a reminder that he must have been frustrated with over-reliance upon written scripture over against the real living presence of Wisdom and Love itself. An experience was available right there, but they preferred to argue over the law, turning the scriptures into something to think about and disagree with.