When he is here, I see holiness. I tell you something different goes on between him and the Lord God. Sometimes I get to thinking that if the light was right, I might get a glimpse of God right beside him. They is that close, that familiar.
Thaddaeus, Is It I, Lord?, Loretta F. Ross
Living in conscious awareness of the presence of God dramatically changes us and how we see and respond to the world around us. This issue of Holy Ground explores the experience of God’s presence.
There is a profound difference between our words, concepts, theologies about God and our experience of God. For some people our language about God and our denominational theological systems and beliefs create barriers to their experience and encounter with the Holy One.
God is an event of communion. Richard Rohr
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The contemplative who can stand back from a situation and see it for what it is, is more threatening to an unjust social system than the frenzied activist who is so involved in the situation that he cannot see clearly at all. – Karl Barth
“The Sanctuary reaches out to help people stand back and see the immensity, depth, and richness of faith.”
Contemporary Spirituality of Kansas City Upcoming Events
Wisdom Teachings for Spiritual Seekers
Communion and Community
Country Club Christian Church
Christianity as Planetary Faith:
Engaging Teilhard’s Vision
Friday, July 20, 2018 – Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. & 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Bishop Miege High School
5041 Reinhardt Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66205
or contact: Mike Matteuzzi at 913-253-2510
Posted in Christianity, Church, Contemplation, prayer, faith, Spiritual Practices
Tagged Brian McLaren, Exodus - Why Americans Are Leaving Religion, experience of God, Living in the Presence, Thaddaeus, The Great Spiritual Migration