Posts Categorized: Third Space

The Divine Dance

Following last weeks Third Space I tried to use as few words as possible and allow some time for contemplation. We were also going to be very Franciscan so we began with: The Canticle of the Creatures Most High, all powerful, good Lord, to you be praise, glory, honour and all blessing.       … Read more »

Incarnation

Christmas morning at the bandstand was accompanied by the most beautiful festive birdsong. May we… Liturgy for Christmas Day………. As the light begins to shift and a crack appears in heaven. As stars slide across the darkness and angels clear their throats. As an unborn agitates with the labouring of love may we… as incarnation… Read more »

Advent Hope

On a beautiful but chilly Sunday morning we met by the river in the park. Lighter of lights – illumine us  Fire of fires – thaw us  Power of powers – strengthen us  Lover of lovers – warm us Teller of tales – encourage us  Destroyer of darkness – save us  Touchstone of truth –… Read more »

The Wonder of Fungi

On a beautiful, but cold autumnal Sunday morning we met in the park for worship: In the fading of the summer sun, the shortening of days, cooling breeze, swallows’ flight and moonlight rays WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND In the browning of leaves once green, morning mists, autumn chill, fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss… Read more »

Franciscan Incarnational Theology

ThirdSpace met yesterday (Wednesday) evening at Holly House to learn about Franciscan Incarnational Theology. A member of our community introduced the subject, followed by questions and discussion. Incarnation instead of atonement. (Richard Rohr). Franciscans never believed that “blood atonement” was required for God to love us. Our teacher, John Duns Scotus (1266-1308), said Christ was… Read more »

living peacefully on earth

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Living Peacefully on Earth To live non-violently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them. My friend and nonviolent activist John Dear recently published… Read more »