Monthly Archives: February 2012

Daily Meditation: February 29, 2012

Being Free to Love Jesus came to us to help us overcome our fear of God. As long as we are afraid of God, we cannot love God. Love means intimacy, closeness, mutual vulnerability, and a deep sense of safety. … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 28, 2012

Letting Go of Our Fear of God We are afraid of emptiness. Spinoza speaks about our “horror vacui,” our horrendous fear of vacancy. We like to occupy-fill up-every empty time and space. We want to be occupied. And if we … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 27, 2012

Creating Space for God Discipline is the other side of discipleship. Discipleship without discipline is like waiting to run in the marathon without ever practicing. Discipline without discipleship is like always practicing for the marathon but never participating. It is … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 26, 2012

Facing Our Mortality We all have dreams about the perfect life: a life without pain, sadness, conflict, or war. The spiritual challenge is to experience glimpses of this perfect life right in the middle of our many struggles. By embracing … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 25, 2012

Hidden Greatness There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and television keep giving us the message: What counts is to be known, praised, and admired, whether you are a writer, an actor, a musician, … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 24, 2012

Bringing Our Secrets into the Light We all have our secrets: thoughts, memories, feelings that we keep to ourselves. Often we think, “If people knew what I feel or think, they would not love me.” These carefully kept secrets can … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 23, 2012

What Is Most Personal Is Most Universal We like to make a distinction between our private and public lives and say, “Whatever I do in my private life is nobody else’s business.” But anyone trying to live a spiritual life … Continue reading

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