Franciscan Spirituality

John Henry Twachtman, Winter Harmony

Surprised by the Ever Greater Christ: Mystery, Miracle and Paradox in the Double Grace inspired Holy Dialogic Way!

Holding and Transcending Opposing Ways of Knowing, Seeing and Being Together in the Awe, Joy, Gratitude and Freedom of Abundant Life.

God’s amazing grace unifying all in and beyond joy and suffering, hope and despair, faith and fear, truth and doubt, and love and loneliness.

The miracle of the Cross in overcoming and converting suffering into greater joy, fear into greater faith, doubt into greater truth, loneliness into greater love, otherness into greater beloved community, poverty into greater enrichment, and stigma into greater glory in God’s triumphant.

God’s astonishing story through the Trinity of incarnation, salvation and ongoing evolution in each person and in humanity of, by and for divine consciousness and beloved community.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs IS the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3. We can and are intended to live and grow in this kingdom here and now!!

Essays in my three evolving faiths: Christianity, Democracy and Education. These three faiths affirm, celebrate, reveal and lead to the full promise of humanity:

Courage, compassion and creativity for being and becoming the beloved, peaceable and inclusive community: the fruition of radical freedom and equality in the perfect diversity of all unique and original human beings

Read this first, Children of Crisis.

What is sown is perishable, but what is raised is imperishable; what is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; what is sown is weak, but what is raised is powerful; what is sown is a natural body, and what is raised is a spiritual body.
1 Corinthians 15:42-44

Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15