One River, Many Wells – Chapters 6 & 7

The Feminine Face of Divinity God is understood as mother in the medieval Christian tradition. Mechtild of Magdeburg said: God is not only fatherly, God is also mother who lifts her mother’s cloak wherein the child finds a home and lays its head on the maternal breast. Hildegard of Bingen offers images of a curved […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 5

Names for God All the names which the soul gives to God it receives from the knowledge of itself. – Meister Eckhart We call divinity by many names. We might call Divinity God or Allah or Yahweh or Buddha or Christ or Tao or the Goddess or the Great Spirit or Creator or Redeemer or […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 4 – My Comments

So here go my comments on the quotes I posted earlier . . . I firmly believe that a community is needed for there to be any kind of development in people, whether that development is spiritual, social, psychological, etc. As I am fond of telling my students, it’s easy to be a practicing Christian […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 4

Community & Interdependence Community is the basis of much spirituality around the world . . . [a]and yet so much sense of community has been lost in the modern world. Loneliness in its many guises replaces community. Loneliness often speaks its sad story through addictions of alcohol, drugs, shopping, food, sex. For the human heart […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 3

Light We now know that matter is trapped light: slow-moving light; or “frozen” light as physicist David Bohm puts it. Yet, because for every particle of matter in the universe there are one billion particles of light, we are amazed to learn how special matter is, how rare matter is, what a rare gift it […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 2

Creation- All Our Relations The ultimate end of the divine will is the divine goodness, and the nearest thing to that among created things is the good of the whole universe. . . . Thus, among created things, what God cares for most is the order of the universe. The whole universe together participates in […]

Interlude

Found another quote I liked, from a book I’m planning on buying called Dark Nights of the Soul by Thomas Moore. Here it is: Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes […]

One River, Many Wells – Chapter 1

More quotes 🙂 Deep Ecumenism and the Universality of Experience The truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures. – Mechtild of Magdeburg The great religions of the world are not competitive but complementary. One religion is not the enemy of the other, but all religions are faced by common enemies: skepticism, atheism, […]

One River, Many Wells – Introduction

I’m re-reading a book I got about a year ago called One River, Many Wells by Matthew Fox. I really like some of the quotes from the book, so I’ll post here for the edification of those that read! 🙂 From the Introduction Humanity will find that it is not a diversity of creeds, but […]