April 1, 2018

In this wonderful book Christ of the Celts, John Philip Newell tells us that Christ is the memory of what we have forgotten. As we celebrate resurrection, we know that "He comes to wake us up, to call us back to ourselves and to the relationship that is deep within all things...Christ discloses to us the sacred root of our being and of all being." 

The Celtic cross reminds us of this as w...

April 1, 2018

This internationally commemorated day is named by combining April Fool's Day with our growing awareness of the foolishness of relying on fossil fuels. It is celebrated with demonstrations around the world.  Bill McKibben's 350.org movement calls us to "Leave it in the ground!" meaning that we should rely on renewable energy that is above ground, like air and sunshine, and leave the coal, oil and g...

April 16, 2017

The brisk blue morning whisked in with a thought:

everything in creation rushes, rushes

toward God - tall trees, small bushes,

quick birds and fish, the beetles, round as naught,

eels in the water, deer on forest floor

and we, the spearhead that run on before. . .

So I, with eager voice and news-flushed face,

cry to those caught in comas, stupors, sleeping;

come, everything is running

flying,

leaping,

hurtli...

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