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Fr. Paul's Meditations for Church Year B

These meditations are based spiritual understanding. Rational understanding is learned through study, research and experimentation. Spiritual understanding is discovered though conscious wondering in the Presence.

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Church Year C Meditations Have Started

Fr. Paul's Church Year C Meditations have started. They are available in his blog titled "Meditations for Church Year C".  Read more


Pentecost XXVI Luke 23:33-43

Luke 23:33-43. On Christ the King Sunday the scripture used is "They crucified Jesus." Oops, that must be the wrong one. It is all about the crucifixion, the darkest day in the Life of Christ. Why in the world would anyone use that scripture?  Read more


Year B Pentecost XXVI Bottom Line Meditations

Spiritual language is natural, conscious and innate. It is not something we learn, it is something we discover. This language is not rationally taught but consciously remembered. Take time to sense the godly Presence within when a spiritual word is added to the rational, worldly reading of scripture. Jesus did not spend time teaching us our spiritual language because it is natural to us. We just need to remember how to do it.  Read more


Pentecost XXV Mark 13:1-8

Mark 13:1-8. Wait a minute! When you read the Scriptures sometimes you need to be aware of what the before and the after verses might be. This Scripture starts at the close of the previous chapter with the widow’s mite, Mark 12:42. A poor widow put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Godly understanding looks to the internal. Jesus had just called the Disciples attention to this woman “She out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." They were not too impressed thinking rationally, “that is nice”, perhaps “very interesting”, but no “OMG’s”. They come out of the temple and are climbing over each other admiring the size of the stones and the buildings.  Read more


Year B Pentecost XXV Bottom Line Meditations

Spiritual language is natural, conscious and innate. It is not something we learn, it is something we discover. This language is not rationally taught but consciously remembered. Take time to sense the godly Presence within when a spiritual word is added to the rational, worldly reading of scripture. We learn our spiritual language as we learn our worldly language by speaking it.  Read more


Pentecost XXIV Mark 12:38-44

Mark 12:38-44. Beware! Jesus tells His disciples to beware of scribes. Why for this time did He only single out the scribes and not the Pharisees as well? The Facts: The "Scribes in the New Testament are also referred to as "lawyers" who were the legal jurists of their day. Worldly thinking looks to the scribes for understanding of Jesus. They perform religious rites for appearance but they devour widow’s houses. Godly thinking looks to Jesus for understanding of the scribe’s law and its meaning.  Read more


Year B Pentecost XXIV Bottom Line Meditations

Spiritual language is natural, conscious and innate. It is not something we learn, it is something we discover. This language is not rationally taught but consciously remembered. Take time to sense the godly Presence within when a spiritual word is added to the rational, worldly reading of scripture. We know the Wisdom of our spiritual language is true when we compare it with our worldly language.  Read more


Pentecost XXIII Mark 12:28-34

Mark 12:28-34. “You are not far from the Kingdom” Jesus is asked by a scribe to define the greatest commandment. He offers two, one to Love God and the other to love others as we love ourselves. Do the loving thing and there is no commandment (in the Bible) that is greater than these two. The scribe agrees with Him. Jesus says, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” Worldly thinking believes he is not far because he knows what the Greatest Commandments are. Godly understanding is he is never far spiritually from the Kingdom of God.   Read more


Year B Pentecost XXIII Bottom Line Meditations

Spiritual language is natural, conscious and innate. It is not something we learn, it is something we discover. This language is not rationally taught but consciously remembered. Take time to sense the godly Presence within when a spiritual word is added to the rational worldly reading of scripture.  Read more


Pentecost XXII Mark 10:46-52

Mark 10:46-52. “Call him!" There are two ways of seeing things, worldly and godly. Worldly understanding sees the physical as real and the spiritual as symbolic. Godly understanding sees the spiritual as real and the physical as symbolic.   Read more


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