Unmet need and a divine promise

There is a hierarchy of needs in our lives. Maslow famously created this as illustrated here. He understood that before you can have enjoyment from things we might call “nice”, you must have food, water, shelter, and safety. Without those things a lovely stroll in a park, a good book, and watching a well-made movie…

Jesus speaking within me

“I know that I have to move from speaking about Jesus to letting him speak within me, from thinking about Jesus to letting him think within me, from acting for and with Jesus to letting him act through me. I know the only way for me to see the world is to see it through…

Holiness vs dogmatism

When I reflect on my spiritual journey I have to admit that I waffle, at times, between desiring holiness in my life and turning to dogmatic beliefs. It really revolves around the question before all of us as we make choices in life, whether it is in a book we read or in how we…