An addition to the BHT, where Jesus describes how to pray, meditate, contemplate, and commune with God. (The painting above is ‘Christ in the Wilderness’, 1898, by Briton Riviere.) Continue reading “Matthew 6:5-8 BHT, How to Commune”
Fifty years ago in April 1967, David Oman McKay (1873-1970), the ninth president of the LDS Church, gave a talk in the priesthood session of General Conference that was unique. It was entitled “Consciousness of God: Supreme Goal of Life.” (He did repurpose some material from an earlier talk he gave in April 1946 on the topic of the sacrament.) At the age of 93, just three years before his passing, President McKay was in deteriorating health, which is why he may have asked his son, Robert R. McKay, to read his talk for him.
An addition to the BHT, concerning how we can “know” for ourselves if these things are really from God, or if they are from Bryce’s own deranged mind. Continue reading “John 7:17 BHT, How to “Know” if this is from God?”
I have considered forming a discussion group of sorts where we can regularly talk about these things, face-to-face, and commune-contemplate-meditate together regularly with other like-minded people. Technology being what it is today, we can do this from wherever we may each be anywhere in the world as if we were all sitting together in the same living room!Continue reading “Should Spirituality be Organized?”
I perceive that when Jesus introduced the “communion” of the bread and wine, it wasn’t so that we would remember only the person Jesus, per se, but the whole of God’s creation, the Universe, that Jesus realized he was One with, and as we can realize we are One with. It is all his “body,” including us. Continue reading “What is the Sacrament, Communion, or Eucharist?”
Walt Whitman, the American poet, essayist, journalist, and mystic, wrote the following:
Only in the perfect uncontamination and solitariness of individuality may the spirituality of religion positively come forth at all. Only here, and on such terms, the meditation, the devout ecstasy, the soaring flight. Only here, communion with the mysteries, the eternal problems, whence, whither? Continue reading “The Soaring Flight of our Mind’s Divine Communion”