The prayer of surrender reconciles, brings rest: It stops us from shuffling guilt and fear and anger thoughts in our mind like a stacked deck of cards.
Soul Seeing: What God asks of us is simple. Be there. Show up. Open yourself. It's often struck me that God is an incredibly elegant manager of talent that way.
Soul Seeing: I went to a wedding in Paris, Kan., one weekend, and Bishop Morrie's Sunday homily stunned me. I had never heard a sermon on paying taxes before.
Soul Seeing: On a trip to Thailand, I encountered a praying Buddhist woman who embodied what the "praying church" is.
Soul Seeing: Poetry is theology leaping out of the file cabinet and into the heart. It is the Word or words that stir our souls.
Soul Seeing: I was a tourist in India in 2006, brought by accident to an orphanage run by Salesian sisters. What I saw changed my life.
Soul Seeing: Not crazy about the films up for Oscars this year? Then try some of these entertaining and soulful movies.
Soul Seeing: If you look around my office prayer space or on my bedroom dresser, you'll notice one constant: broken conch and whelk shells everywhere.
Soul Seeing: River House, an adult day care center, teaches me what the TV prophets and pundits don't know.
Soul Seeing: I do not know how sins can be forgiven. I grasp the concept, but I do not understand how foul can be made fair.