Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Alan Jones in Common Prayer on Common Ground Alan Jones on a paradigm shift in monotheism that honors diversity, which has to do with hospitality.
David Nichtern in Awakening from the Daydream The value of being gentle and kind toward ourselves in meditation practice.
Kerry Walters in The Art of Dying and Living Kerry Walters on practicing patience as a way to live a fulfilling life.
Helen Prejean in The Death of Innocents Sister Helen Prejean on having compassion toward all, including criminals, animals, and the ravaged earth.
Matthew Fox in One River, Many Wells Matthew Fox on spiritual warriors and their mission to defend what is sacred and just.
Alan Jones, Diana Landau, John O'Neill in Seasons of Grace Alan Jones's and John O'Neil's salute to gratitude as a way of keeping alert to what is happening inside and all around us, as a practice of attention.
Ronald Rolheiser in Sacred Fire Ronald Rohlheiser on how Mary models faith as she ponders while standing in silence beneath the cross of Jesus.
Susan Gillis Chapman in The Five Keys to Mindful Communication Susan Gillis Chapman on how silence fine-tunes our ability to really listen.
Joseph Telushkin in Jewish Wisdom Joseph Telushkin on taking a bath as an act of devotion.
Annemarie Schimmel in Rumi's World Annemarie Schimmel on Rumi's story about Primacy of Heart as devotion.
John S. Dunne in Reading the Gospel John S. Dunne on the spiritual practice of hope.
Alan Jones in Reimagining Christianity Alan Jones on healing the wounded imagination.
Shaun McNiff in Trust the Process The path of transformation involves gleaning insight everywhere.
Catherine Spector, editor, Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, editor, Tara Mohr, editor in The Women's Passover Companion Challenges us to reflect on beauty as a gift from God.
Karl Rahner, Philip Endean in Karl Rahner A prayer for the gift of love and for a day of recollection.
Wendy Lustbader in What's Worth Knowing An elder interviewed by Wendy Lustbader on how easily we can miss beauty that is always before us.
Karen Armstrong in Islam Karen Armstrong on the hospitality to all religions expressed in the Quran.
Matthieu Ricard, Christophe Andre, Alexandre Jollien in In Search of Wisdom Advice from three teachers on exercising freedom in everyday situations
Diarmuid O'Murchu in Quantum Theology A planetary theology with great respect for darkness.
Terry Hershey in The Power of Pause Terry Hershey's recommendation that we savor all the ordinary pleasures and activities of a day without the heaviness of expectation, worry, or fear.
Robert Thurman in Why the Dalai Lama Matters A summary of the ideas and ideals presented by the Dalai Lama in his book Ethics for a New Millennium.
Richard J Mouw in Uncommon Decency A teaching story about seeing other human beings as God sees them.
Jeremy Rifkin in The Empathic Civilization Jeremy Rifkin on empathy as a pathway to our common humanity.
Denise Roy in Momfulness Denise Roy on the importance of smiling in everything we do.
Gordon Peerman in Blessed Relief Gordon Peerman on letting everything go, then picking it up again in grace.
Gary Gach in Pause, Breathe, Smile A Zen teacher's commentary on three marks of reality.
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre in A Faithful Farewell A reflection on why needing help is a gift to your community.
Lisa Dodson in The Moral Underground Lisa Dodson's plea for a decent and fair wage for low-income women who take care of children, the elderly, and the sick.
William Martin in The Sage's Tao Te Ching William Martin on the joy that comes with getting older.