Thank you my beautiful daughter and best hiking buddy for giving me the honor and privilege of being your father. You are the real gift today! I love you šŸž!

Thank you my beautiful daughter and best hiking buddy for giving me the honor and privilege of being your father. You are the real gift today! I love you šŸž!

Mars hopefuls ponder life without families
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN, cnn.com
If your roman­tic part­ner point­ed you to an appli­ca­tion for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset — or thrilled?When Dr. Leila Zuck­er’s hus­band sent her such an e-mail last spring, he said that he didn’t want her to go but that he’d…

Mars hopefuls ponder life without families
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN, cnn.com

If your romanĀ­tic partĀ­ner pointĀ­ed you to an appliĀ­caĀ­tion for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset — or thrilled?

When Dr. Leila ZuckĀ­er’s husĀ­band sent her such an e-mail last spring, he said that he didn’t want her to go but that he’dā€¦

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 conĀ­gress want to change a bill that allows presĀ­iĀ­dents to desĀ­igĀ­nate nationĀ­al monĀ­uĀ­ments. Should we care?

RecentĀ­ly, U.S. RepĀ­reĀ­senĀ­taĀ­tive Rob BishĀ­op celĀ­eĀ­bratĀ­ed a vicĀ­toĀ­ry. He manĀ­aged to push bill HR 1459, the EnsurĀ­ing PubĀ­ā€¦

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 donā€™t choose a life, you live one.

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

Photo credit: Ā© 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 donā€™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, ā€œYou already worshiped God without knowing itā€ (Acts 17:23).

Any myth of a ā€œpure,ā€ single, and unadulterated source for divine revelation is a pure myth itself! Yet naĆÆve 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.

ā€” From unpublished notes

The Daily Meditations for 2013 are now available

in Fr. Richardā€™s new book Yes, And ā€¦ .

(via Richard Rohrā€™s Daily Meditations: An Inclusive Religion ā€” Ecumenism ā€” 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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