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969 The shalom of God calls us home to where we truly belong - Diarmuid O'Murchu

Day 969: Thursday November 10, 2022

The shalom of God calls us home to where we truly belong, in relation to self, others, and our creative universe

Good morning Sisters and Brothers: This is the day for Diarmuid's conversation with us at Knox: Here are a few quotes from our friend Diarmuid:

Re-connecting with Our Spiritual Landscape

"The spiritual landscape we explore is both ancient and new. For us as humans, spirituality is a natural birthright, which over the millennia has been weaving a tapestry of elegance, grandeur and beauty, with the inevitable scars of an evolving universe. At this time of global transition, we need to re-connect with that great tradition and reclaim it afresh in the context of our new evolutionary moment."

— Reclaiming Spirituality

Waiting in Hope

"It's time to wait in hope in our creative God, who in God's own time will bring us home to where we religious really belong: the new frontiers that offer hope and fresh possibility for the ever new manifestations of God's reign on earth. Homecoming, too, is what humanity today yearns for. Even the rich and powerful, who thrive on violent consumerism and aggressive competition, are not at peace with themselves nor with the world. The violent way is a pathway to nihilism, for rich and poor alike. The shalom of God calls us home to where we truly belong, in relation to self, others, and our creative universe. It is that homecoming more than anything else that must engage the vowed liminars of the future; to choose otherwise puts the liminal witness itself in perdition."

— Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience

The Progression of the Catholic Church

"All the Christian Churches claim to be founded in the power of the Holy Spirit as the chief mediator of wisdom from on high. It looks like it might be the Great Spirit who is shaking the tired foundations of the Catholic Church and inaugurating a novel Catholic identity, which is as global and complex as the Spirit who blows where it wills. While Catholic leadership expends a great deal of time and energy regressing to the Roman inheritance (Latin language, etc.) the people's Church is diversifying into a new cultural entity in the Southern hemisphere, immersed in the hopes and dreams of a largely youthful population."

— God in the Midst of Change: Wisdom for Confusing Times

A Conversation with Diarmuid O'Murchu for Emmaus and Friends

TODAY, November 10, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 PM

In Person:

Knox Presbyterian &Thanksgiving Lutheran Churches

1650 W. Third St. Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Or Join us on Zoom:

Passcode: 1234

Meeting ID: 519 315 8573

Passcode: 1234

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Please bring your questions for Diarmuid

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