Killing A Bill that Could Save National Parks
By: Mary Catherine O’Connor, outsideonline.com
Some in con­gress want to change a bill that allows pres­i­dents to des­ig­nate nation­al mon­u­ments. Should we care?Recent­ly, U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rob Bish­op cel­e­brat­ed a vic­to­ry. He man­aged to push bill HR 1459, the Ensur­ing Pub­…

Killing A Bill that Could Save National Parks
By: Mary Catherine O’Connor, outsideonline.com

Some in con­gress want to change a bill that allows pres­i­dents to des­ig­nate nation­al mon­u­ments. Should we care?

Recent­ly, U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rob Bish­op cel­e­brat­ed a vic­to­ry. He man­aged to push bill HR 1459, the Ensur­ing Pub­…

natureconservancy:

You don’t choose a life, you live one.
This Black Friday, do something that’s good for you and your family, and take some time to get outside into nature on November 29th.
Photo credit: © Erika Nortemann

natureconservancy:

You don’t choose a life, you live one.

This Black Friday, do something that’s good for you and your family, and take some time to get outside into nature on November 29th.

Photo credit: © Erika Nortemann

"What you don’t transform, you will transmit"

— Excerpt from : Dealing with the Shadow Self - Daily Meditation

Fr. Richard Rohr — 26JUL13

An Inclusive Religion

Meditation 52 of 52

The standing, structural proof that Christianity was intended to be an inclusive religion is that two-thirds of our Christian Bible is, in fact, the Jewish Bible! Why don’t more people see this obvious message?

Further, our entire Bible is filled with stories, metaphors, images, and even names for God that were taken from pre-Jewish religions, pagan sources, secular history, and Greek philosophy. We are more exclusionary than the Biblical writers were! As Paul says to the Athenians, “You already worshiped God without knowing it” (Acts 17:23).

Any myth of a “pure,” single, and unadulterated source for divine revelation is a pure myth itself! Yet naïve Christians still want to make their recent version of Christianity totally exclusionary and elitist in relationship to all other revelations of God. This is untrue to their declared history, sources, and theology.

When we are true to our Jewish sources, Jesus himself is easily seen as an inclusive Son of God (inviting us to join him there!), and not the exclusive Son of God that we made him into. It seems we found it much easier to worship him than to imitate him.

— From unpublished notes

The Daily Meditations for 2013 are now available

in Fr. Richard’s new book Yes, And … .

(via Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations: An Inclusive Religion — Ecumenism — July 26, 2013)

Beautiful sunset from the balcony of my office! #workinglate

Beautiful sunset from the balcony of my office! #workinglate

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You are not big enough to accuse the whole age effectively, but let us say you are in dissent. You are in no position to issue commands, but you can speak words of hope. Shall this be the substance of your message? Be human in this most inhuman of ages; guard the image of man for it is the image of God.

—Thomas Merton

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1st Annual - Uvalde 4th July Fireworks & Tailgate Party

1st Annual - Uvalde 4th July Fireworks & Tailgate Party