Tag: Christ

On mediated grace.

My regular readers know that I am what is called a “mystic”: a faithful who seeks union with God even beyond communion, who feels her relationship with the Divine flow into dissolution. Oneness. Inseparability. This means that the most important aspect of my life is lived or at least sought through unmediated grace. Perhaps, being …

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On our quests.

There is an adorable little scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in which King Arthur and his men are challenged before crossing a bridge, on their quest for the Grail, by the bridge-keeper to answer questions. My best friend and I love this scene and often repeat the dialogue to each other in silly …

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On itinerancy and my way home.

From time to time, when I drive, I get suddenly overcome by a feeling of oddity, of an overwhelming realization that the sky I am seeing is on the other side of the world. It used to be a constant impression of a dream from which I was about to wake up, and it is only very …

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On the Meaning of Life Personified.

What is Divinity? What is God? God is the meaning of life. Who is Christ? Christ is the meaning of life personified. What do we mean when we say we are searching for the meaning of life? We search for the reason for all things and for the purpose of all that happens. For that …

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On the Bread of Life.

This past Sunday, in church, I listened to the homily, and it was good. It was moving. It was about the Bread of Life – the Eucharist. I have a special relationship with the Eucharist, the Body of my Betrothed. Yet I found myself bothered by something the priest had said, quite in passing, about …

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On celibacy.

Where sex, love, and family are concerned, I am living what is most often termed a “celibate” life. I am hoping in some close future to declare that and other vows to the world and to my Sisters, but whatever the future holds, this has already been declared between God and me. That from time …

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On dual nature

We all have dual nature. Christ is that nature fully realized. God is not exclusively transcendent nor completely immanent, but both. He did not fashion the world as a sculptor does a sculpture – separating from it in the end, though there is an aspect to Creation akin to the process of art-making. Still, the …

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