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MattAndJojang's Blog · 1M ago

In Midst of Winter, An Invincible Summer: Finding the Light in the Darkest of Times

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 2M ago

Pathways

I don’t know why I was born with this belief in something deeper and larger than we can see. But it’s always called. Even as a boy, I knew that trees and light and sky all point to some time...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 3M ago

The Longing For Spiritual Freedom

There is within us–in even the blithest, most light hearted among us—a fundamental dis-eas...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 4M ago

2016 Christmas Letter

I have only one desire, and that is the desire for solitude—to disappear into God, to be s...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 5M ago

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

A few days ago, Leonard Cohen, one of the finest poets and songwriters of our times, passe...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 5M ago

Sr. Elaine Macinnes: Catholic Nun and Zen Master

I have been reading about freedom in confined spaces. How a prison cell can become a practice ground. I have never been to a prison and somewhere in my mind I have an image of a cell as a st...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

Hallelujah

I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major ...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

The Zen Master

  Zen is the practice of nothing special or extraordinary. –Yamada Koun Roshi After a three-month stint in the Bay Area, during which time I smoked a lot of weed, drank a lot of beer, and sat a total of twice at San Francisco Zen Center, I returned t...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 7M ago

Strangers No More: Catholic Monastics in Dialogue with Other Faith-Traditions

  The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, thou...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Finding God on a Baseball Diamond

John Sexton, the President of NYU (New York University), teaches an unusual course on baseball and spirituality, which became the basis of a book he wrote in 2013 entitled Baseball as a Road to God. The course started out when a student, who knew abo...