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ISIS on my mind, Lifting high the Cross

Went to bed last night and woke up this morning with ISIS on my mind.After another beheading, who can doubt that there is real Evil in the world? 

"Our warfare is not against human beings but principalities and powers..." (Ephesians 6:12)

Headed to Church at St Vincent Martyr in Madison, hoping for a prophetic word of peace.  Fr. Jose, who turned 35 this week, after the Processional Hymn--"Lift High the Cross"--announced that today was for Adoration of the Cross. 

The Cross of Christ, he said, "is a symbol of cruel torture, pain and suffering.  But it is also a symbol of Love."  He encouraged us to let the sign of the cross be a daily reminder of our connection to the suffering of Christ and the world, to let it be a feature of our life of prayer, of sacrifice and letting go, and the promise of peace, liberation and victory.

After partaking of the body and blood of Christ, we prayed together this prayer for peace through St Michael, the Archangel: 
"...be…

Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez in Dialogue

Liberation Spirituality: Henri Nouwen and Gustavo Gutierrez in Dialogue






Lecture Notes:Presented by Michael J. Christensen, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Practice of Spirituality and Ministry, Drew University;  and International Director, Communities of Shalom, The United Methodist Church
Introduction
“There is a little man in Peru, a man without any power, who lives in a barrio with poor people and who wrote a book.In this book he simply reclaimed the basic Christian truth that God became human to bring good news to the poor, new light to the blind, and liberty to the captives.Then years later this book and movement it started is considered a danger by [the USA, or Rome], the greatest power on earth.When I look at this little man, Gustavo, and think about [the President of the US, or the Pope], I see David standing