Tending the spiritual lives of writers & readers.

The Challenge of Receiving Love

Regardless of what you think of the Christianity of my upbringing, its one unambiguously worthy value is that of loving others. “Love your enemies,” “Love God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and with all your strength,” “Love your neighbor as yourself”: Pouring love into the world is Christianity’s core mandate. For five decades of church-going and three decades of serious spiritual practice, loving others has been my orientation and effort.

So when my friend Michael Bischoff cavalierly told a crowd, “What matters is the degree to which we can receive love,” my jaw dropped. read more…

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Second Friday spiritual memoir drop-in series:

5/11: Dialogue
6/8: Adding by Subtraction

June 5, 2018, 7:00-9:30pm: Author’s Circle Reading at 2615 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

September 24-28, 2018:  Living Revision: A Writer’s Craft as Spiritual Practice retreat at Madeline Island School of the Arts.

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