Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

William Martin in The Tao of Forgiveness William Martin with a teaching story revealing that forgiveness cannot be earned.
Donald Altman in The Mindfulness Code Donald Altman on using balance breaks during the day to ward off stress, anxiety, and fear.
Joseph Cardillo in Bow to Life Joseph Cardillo on the ritual of bowing as a spiritual practice of reverence.
Paul Taylor, The Pew Research Center in The Next America Paul Taylor on why marriage in the United States is in retreat.
David Steindl-Rast in 99 Names of God An invitation to dwell in that part of our life that transcends time.
Ethan Smith, Guy Dauncey in Building an Ark Ethan Smith and Guy Dauncey with suggestions on connecting with animals and building compassion.
Henri J. M. Nouwen in Spiritual Direction Henri J. M. Nouwen on being voluntarily spiritually displaced in order to follow the teachings of Jesus.
Gregory C. Ellison II in Anchored in the Current An understanding of how the infinite diversity of expression emerges from an infinitely inclusive whole.
Timothy Miller in How to Want What You Have Timothy Miller with a statement about wealth to reflect upon.
Lil Copan in Little Hours On looking upon each moment with gratefulness.
Joanna Macy in World As Lover, World As Self Joanna Macy challenges us to revere endangered species and empathize with their plight.
Leonardo Boff in Passion of Christ, Passion of the World Leonardo Boff on drawing near to God as drawing near to the oppressed.
Michael Wenger in Wind Bell Yvonne Rand on practicing the half-smile (in a book edited by Michael Wenger).
Kathleen Long Bostrom in 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children Kathleen Long Bostrom on the lost art of good manners.
Sandra Steingraber in Raising Elijah Sandra Steingraber on the need to change our habits in order to protect our children.
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Ryan in Hopkins The poet Gerard Manley Hopkins' sermon on the beauty of Jesus' character.
Sefik Can in Fundamentals of Rumi's Thought Rumi explains the transformative powers of beauty.
Desmond Tutu in No Future Without Forgiveness Archbishop Desmond Tutu on hope through changing situations.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in Spiritual Ecology John Stanley and David Loy on how the global ecological crisis is challenging us as a species.
Daniel Berrigan in Testimony Daniel Berrigan's poem on the trouble with our state.
James Hillman in The Soul's Code An excerpt from James Hillman about love.
Marc Lesser in Less Marc Lesser on how routines connect us to something larger than ourselves.
Joel Schorn in Holy Simplicity Thérèse of Lisieux, Mother Teresa, and Dorothy Day on doing things the "little way."
Lewis Richmond in Work as a Spiritual Practice A teaching story about Right Speech.
Jeffrey Keenan, Karen Speerstra, Shannon Daley-Harris in Our Day to End Poverty Shannon Daley-Harris and Jeffrey Keenan on what is needed to eradicate poverty.
Ai-Jen Poo, Ariane Conrad in The Age of Dignity Ai-Jen Poo on how Hollywood needs more positive portraits of elders in movies and TV.
Abbe Henri de Tourville in Letters of Direction Henri de Tourville on what faith means to him.
Anthony Alvarado in D.I.Y. Magic Creative ways to access your memories through music, objects, and sights.
Anne Lamott in Traveling Mercies Annie Lamott on developing enthusiasm in church, singing.