Tag Archives: Spirituality and Theology

The Restless Spirit, Again


St. Paul urges us, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” This is never an easy walk. The Spirit goes where it wills. That is its nature. It seeks out what is new, different, … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh’s Quest


I want to continue pursuing the theme of “journey” for another moment. The Epic of Gilgamesh is over 5,000 years old. It contains some things with which we are already acquainted, such as an earlier version of the Flood of … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Dream – “The Epiphany of Our Lord” January 6, 2011


I was thinking of Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on their perilous journey to the mighty Wizard of Oz seeking to be changed. Dorothy simply wanted to return home. She said “No … Continue reading

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The Emerging New Church


In chapter 21 of the Apocalypse John sees the new heaven and the new earth, for the old has passed away. Along with this comes the new Jerusalem, the bride of Christ. John is presenting the heavenly city as the … Continue reading

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Satan Bound


The Apocalypse gives us a stunning vision in chapter 20 of the struggle in which the church was engaged. Already there is an indication at the end of chapter 19 of what is going on. As the liturgical action continues, … Continue reading

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Songs of Triumph


In chapter 19 John presents the inauguration of the victory of Christ and gives an insight into the final judgment over the counter-Christ, and at the same time shows that the false prophet who incited the dissidents in the congregations … Continue reading

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Song of Lament, Song of Triumph


Chapter 18 presents the ligurgical drama from the point of view of judgment over Babylon, Rome, the idolatrous woman. The drama begins with an angel who has authority to pronounce judgment, one whose splendor made the earth bright. It is … Continue reading

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