Category Archives: Christian Transformation

Faith vs. Certainty

by Michael Maciel Faith is not necessarily the same as certainty. It is, rather, more like the expectation that there is more to reality than we can perceive and that that reality is somehow supportive of the one we can … Continue reading

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What Is Being Born?

by Michael Maciel What’s being born in us at this Holy time of year isn’t like a parasite that destroys its host, like the creature in “Alien,” but like a baby that comes into our life and overturns it completely. … Continue reading

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Find Victory in Failure

by Michael Maciel Most of us are trying to make something of our lives. We have values, and we want to realize those values in our living—to make them real, to manifest them in the world. Having values is the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Really Smart People

by Michael Maciel I once knew a man, brilliant and highly educated, who was also a spiritual teacher, and a good one, but he tried to tell me that God created Adam out of the dust of the earth – … Continue reading

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Whose Truth Is True?

by Michael Maciel We live in an age of relativism. Once it was discovered that any experience can be interpreted in an infinite number of ways, all beliefs in “universal truths” were dismissed as irrelevant. Context became the sole determinator … Continue reading

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Right Action in the Time of Coronavirus

– by Michael Maciel The problem with being a future-oriented society is that when the future disappears, everything falls apart. Our horizons have been too broad and too far-flung. It’s time to bring them closer to home. Because when we … Continue reading

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What Is Truth?

by Michael Maciel If we blanketly assume that our favorite beliefs are true, then we’re no better than the average fundamentalist. And being convinced that we have the corner on the market in the reality department renders us completely incapable … Continue reading

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Gift of Light to the Planet Earth

As a gift to our planet, do the following visualization: 1. Close your eyes. Sit quietly in a chair with your hands in your lap. Take three deep breaths through your nose and relax. Quiet your mind. Allow your thinking … Continue reading

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The Problem of Polarization

by Michael Maciel The problem of polarization is probably THE problem of our age, so it’s really important to understand the underlying causes of why we’re at each other’s throats. And in typical fashion, we all tend to exteriorize our … Continue reading

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