Jim hosts another conversation on Paths. He begins with a reading from John Climacus' Ladder of Divine Ascent. Jim offers Howie's question of the day: "In what ways is love a circle, or does love form a circle?"
Jim uses Howie's writing from the 27th of March "Path" to further explore this question. Faithful people understand that the way of "divine timelessness" nothing valuable is lost or forgotten when traveling upon a circular path.
Jim draws upon Thomas Merton's Wisdom in his poem Hagia Sophia to explore how a circle is a container for living into "hidden wholeness." Merton provides a portal for understanding how Divine Wisdom reaches out and touches us from "a place of wordless gentleness" and flowing grace "from the unseen roots of all created being." Jim transitions then to considering Parker Palmer's wisdom in his book "A Hidden Wholeness." Palmer explains that our yearning to discover our hidden wholeness is soulful work. Our souls desire to keep us:
Jim then shares his thoughts about view the circular path and the circles we abide in as wells. We need good and lifegiving water in the desert, Lenten times of our lives. We need circles of truth, vulnerability, and trustworthy love to offer more depth and reason for our being. Our souls are anchored in Divine Love, as Merton and Palmer, and Jesus suggest through their wisdom.
Enjoy exploring hidden wholeness on today's Path.
Blessings along The Way
Leaning in with Tenneson Woolf
Observing - Third Eye Living - Thanks to Butterflies
Curious about Courage
Wholehearted-Fearless Christian love
Becoming Aware - Considering Complaining - Choosing a Better Path
Chatting with Elephants in our Living Rooms
Complaining Less - PDCA your way to more joy
In(ter)depence - The truest meaning of freedom
Chatting w/ Gil - Sharing Transformation Stories
Pain and Suffering - Circling Compassionately with ourselves
Mother's Day - God's Beloved, Maternal Good Shepherding of Us
Climbing Wisely up Ladders of Inference
Circles - Memories, Wombs and Tombs of Togetherness
Holy Week & Easter - Rolling down the Highway with the Doobie Brothers and Guests
Following Jesus without Clinging to Him - Holy Week's Heart's Desire
Week 5 - Drilling Down into the Mineral Rights of the Christian Spiritual Path
Climbing Upward toward God - An "Elderly" Path
Ascending Path - A Sermon about the Prodigal Son
Wrapping around to the end of Week 3 (The Circular Path)
Strength & Speed: Premium
Sleep Meditation Bedtime Stories For Grownups - The Golden Collection
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