Trust, Part Four: of transcendence and immanence

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 July 10th, 2011|

Manning wrote in Ruthless Trust (2000):...We can no more catch a hurricane in a shrimp net or Niagara Falls in a coffee cup then we can grasp the infinity of God's reality. A one-sided focus on his Otherness reduces the Holy One to a cosmic observer, a distant outsider disengaged from the yaw and pitch of [...]

Trust, Part Two: the scars remain

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|

The love of God is not a pastry - it is a meal. Or for that matter, perhaps it is the protein that makes up the food. While fame, money, self-reliance, or the many other things that we fill our lives with, may keep us going, they may substitute but cannot replace the building block [...]

Trust, Part One: the lesson we keep learning until we die

By | 2014-08-18T22:34:45+00:00 June 21st, 2011|

To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives- the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections- [...]