“What we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are . . . because … Continue reading Why Telling Our Stories Matters | Leaving Egypt Bonus Track
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In her fascinating musings on the exodus story called The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on the Exodus, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg weaves insights from Jewish tradition, mystics, and contemporary psychology into her often-compelling but sometimes dense tome. Especially interesting to me was her take on the inevitably of struggle, utilizing the Israelites and their long exodus … Continue reading Walk the Crooked Road
When the Israelites first stepped out beyond the border of Egypt, they could taste freedom. It is what they wanted, or so they thought. Very quickly, they began to miss the everyday securities of Egypt. Some became vocal, and soon a disgruntled group of pilgrims were pining for the peace of slavery that would soothe … Continue reading we need an alternative reality
There is a desire within each of us, in the deep center of ourselves that we call our heart. We were born with it, it is never completely satisfied, and it never dies. It is the human desire for love. Our true identity...is found in this desire. Gerald May, The Awakened Heart Such love has … Continue reading The love that casts out wilderness fear
"The good news is an annunciation. And the annunciation to Mary was no the imparting of information, or the planting of an idea. By the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, she became pregnant! Christ within us by the power of the Spirit is not an idea but a presence even more enfleshed and intimate than … Continue reading The Tomb becomes a Womb
Let me introduce you to a therapist named John Calvin. Get ready - this Reformation icon is about to tell you that you can relax - that we're all plagued with divided hearts and in need of integrity, but that much of the time we're barely crawling along toward progress. Listen: I insist not that … Continue reading We continue to crawl along, ever reaching…