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December 27, 2010

Reflection for the Week- December 27th, 2010

Finding a truthful dwelling in the middle of polarized extremes is a fitting place to be; it’s often the space where life is to be found. Extreme positions usually only produce further extremes and that’s why they are merely referents for themselves, inevitably pointing to an ideology of death. Fear not the middle voice, which speaks softly, yet with rigor and passion.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

December 21, 2010

Reflection for the Week- December 20th, 2010

Living spirituality is a web of truths that flow out of and back into being in community with God. Take personal evaluation as one of these. Surely, this dimension is interconnected with many, and is desirable and necessary for developing a deeper interface with God. Our tendencies usually run along these lines. Either we focus way too much on the personal - God and ME, or we ignore it all together – God and THEM. Living the spiritual life – living spirituality falters without insightful assessment of the past, present, and future, but it is equally impoverished without a personal us in the picture. So goes the tension of life with God, as we work out the varying degrees of community that are appropriate for each context.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

December 13, 2010

Reflection for the Week- December 13th, 2010

The virtual silence of God is deafening. It may go on for days, weeks, months, or even years. But then speaking comes, like precious gold, in its splendor and value, it enriches and orients us. Yet cycles of disorientation re-appear and we again find ourselves seemingly deaf to the sounds of action performed within the economy of light, shrouded in darkness. Awaiting the orchestration of reorientation calls for patient listening, for the Divine will surely be heard from soon on a coming horizon.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

December 06, 2010

Reflection for the Week- December 6th, 2010

Renewal in these days of December, a friend wrote recently, is a desirable phenomenon. Yes, indeed, and especially during the last moments of the year, which mark the end of one period of time and the beginning of another. Being renewed is connected to a variety of dynamics, not least to the hearing of the communicative action of God in time. To receive the Voice opens us up to embrace living spirituality in the present, as we develop a realistic retrospective of the past and a viable vision for the future. In experiencing a time of reflection here and now, where renewal can break through into the whole of our lives, we find a trajectory of interaction that has the theological force to shape our destiny.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery