The Eucharist reminds us that we have not been asked to look for God up in the sky, or in some transcendent realm of higher consciousness. Though God certainly exists in the cosmos as much as anywhere else, that is not the site of God’s creation of us. We were created here, on this physical Earth, specially shaped for this land, which has all we need to care for ourselves physically and spiritually.
Does the practice of “radical vulnerability” necessarily facilitate open and accountable discussion, or can it be another avenue for white people to center our emotions and shield ourselves from criticism?
It is amazing that, being the complex and intellectually developed creatures that we are, we so often struggle to act with the wisdom of the smallest and simplest organisms on Earth. But these endless examples of cooperation that exist within nature surely reflect the intended design of all of God’s creations, including the higher calling of human kind.
I’ve been fairly active in a lot of different spaces online for most of my adolescent and adult life, from Tumblr, Facebook, YouTube, to a brief stint in Medium and WordPress. Over the past year I started writing articles, giving talks, facilitating adult education workshops, and occasionally preaching in real life, and people keep asking …