Monthly Archives: August 2011

Getting Guidance

Asking for guidance is kinda like asking for a job. If you were to go to the owner of a company and ask for a position, his or her first question would be, “What can you do?” God asks the … Continue reading

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The Vow of Service – Deliberate Love

You may be noticing a pattern by now. Much of what we have said about the vow of poverty sounds a lot like the vow of humility. Letting go and letting God, the willingness to be led, recognizing that you … Continue reading

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Poverty and the Ties that Bind

We now know that vows are more than a ritual, more than a promise or declaration of intention; we know that they are pre-existing states of consciousness that we enter into. But if we say that poverty is an aspect … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

“May you live in interesting times.” That was a Chinese curse, wasn’t it? Well, at least we know now who to blame it on. All the economic stuff is interesting enough, but the real show is happening right in my … Continue reading

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Ruthless Poverty – the Essentials of Life

Many motion pictures use myths as the basis of their story line, and Terminator 2 is a good example. And since poverty is a spiritual principle, it’s an easy bet that it will show up, as it does in this … Continue reading

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The Five Vows – Poverty

When thinking of the vow of poverty, an image leaps to mind, and it is an image that you will find highly improbable if not downright ridiculous. The image is from a scene in Terminator 2, Judgement Day. (See, I … Continue reading

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183 Words

Theologians love to complicate things. Take the concepts “omniscience” and “omnipresence.” Omniscience is the idea that God knows everything; omnipresence means that God is everywhere. As a child, these ideas mystified me. In a way, it just made God seem … Continue reading

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God’s Humility

Not-knowing is our most powerful position, because it opens the door to possibility. Why would it be any different for God? The statement “God knows everything” is meaningless, or at the very least has been grossly misinterpreted. The rules for … Continue reading

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Humility – Getting Real

Unless humility can be explained in terms of power, force, and energy, it can be of little use to us in our quest for Self-realization. We have to find out what it is, actually. If it motivates a movement of … Continue reading

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The Five Vows – Humility

It would not be wise to assume to know what humility is. It would not be, well…humble. The state of not knowing is powerful. More rightly said, the state of not knowing is a source of power. But unless humility … Continue reading

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