“Mindfulness” by William Klein

In a talk given at the Religious Education Congress in LA, Father Ron Rohlheiser reminded the audience, “There’s an old saying that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. That’s why G. K. Chesterton wrote, ‘Our perennial [enduring] spiritual and psychological task is to look at things familiar until they become unfamiliar again’”. There have always been those times in our lives where … Continue reading “Mindfulness” by William Klein

“Invisible Made Visible” by William Klein

The invisible is made visible in fascinating ways. Vibrant energy is popping all around us and the act of creation is the life-giving flow that stimulates more life and opens the floodgates of grace to produce more beauty. I once heard that Picasso would look at a blank canvass for over twelve hours.  He wouldn’t … Continue reading “Invisible Made Visible” by William Klein

“The Power of Humility” by William Klein

History has witnessed mighty individuals fall due to callous egos.  Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin come to mind and in recent years Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden.  Shakespeare wrote compelling tragedies and histories about people who were caught up in the whirl of their own narcissism and the great bard depicted how it would ultimately be … Continue reading “The Power of Humility” by William Klein

“Iconic Moments Revisited” by William Klein

I was listening to a Q and A with the great theologian and historian Dominic Crossan.  A person questioned whether there were texts of Jesus’ birth that didn’t exist.  Crossan noted, “nobody was watching…  except maybe for a few animals” he added with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I’ve heard this said of another academic … Continue reading “Iconic Moments Revisited” by William Klein

Perception Creates Reality

  I’m a strong believer in visualization exercises. I’ve seen things happen in my life that I’ve meditated on and perceived coming into reality.  It’s strange to me when I’ve experienced that in life. I taught Theology for a number of years, and I always told my students in class, “Perception creates reality”. What we … Continue reading Perception Creates Reality