Beyond Descartes

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (Year I)

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Mark 2:1-12

The aim of the Christian life may be expressed in many ways: union with God, communion in the Trinity, deification (theosis), the acquisition of the Holy Spirit, returning to the Father’s house (the heavenly Jerusalem), or in the words of the author of Hebrews, entering into God’s Sabbath “rest.”… Read the rest

Deified Stardust

Icon of the Theotokos

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 5:17-26

An earth groaning under its downward entropic spiral longs for liberation from the cycle of life and death. For the impermanence of life and the permanence of death yields an imbalance toppling the complementarity of yang and yin.… Read the rest