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Reflection on The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris, 2/10-11/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 10-11, 2021 – The Paradox of the Psalms The Psalms are surprising when we think about (1) their place in scripture and worship, (2) the way they are raw expressions of emotions. The Psalms are not neat and clean statements – rather psalms express the full range of human emotions and […]

Reflection on The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris – 2/9/2021

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 9, 2021 Questions up front – mostly rhetorical but still worthy of contemplation. What is it that prevents us from embracing community and draws many of us to depend on personal wealth? + Note, I am guilty too.+ I feel the dominant thing that drives us to amassing personal wealth is […]

The Cloister Walk – day 4

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The Cloister WalkKathleen NorrisFebruary 2, 2021 “The Necessary Other” Observations There is irony in the functions of our lives. While some things may be inappropriate, they may also serve as something of great value. The challenge of our time is translating the inappropriate response in such a way that it is useful. There is a […]

Reflection based on “The Cloister Walk” by Kathleen Norris

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Beginning my journey in the book The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. As I pondered her opening pages, centered on the theme of Dawn.   She explained her introduction to the Benedictine form of Spirituality and the Rule of Benedict. The principle focus at the outset is the nature of time. How we live as spiritual people […]

Questions on The Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 7:1-19

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The Sermon on the Mount Matthew Chapter 7 Matthew 7:1-29 Hypothesis: Our piety bridges the requirements of God’s law and human practice. I. Judging Others (7:1-5)1. Verse 1, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.” is one of the best known and probably most misunderstood verses in the Bible. What do you […]