Dear Friends of Saint Francis,
Many of you have asked why I am no longer posting on www.cribandcross.org monthly spiritual reflections, as I had been doing since 2002. An explanation is warranted.
I initially researched and developed these as preparation for preaching. Subsequently, I based them on various Franciscan themes, including hope and joy, finding God in all things created, etc.
Ministry has continued to evolve for me. As a result, I will not resume writing monthly reflection, but will focus instead on major works, such as the publication of journal articles and ebooks that will appear on this site. As well, we will continue to feature material related to aspects of ministry that are now taking on a much larger share of time and energy, such as theory and practice of spiritual direction as it relates to individuals, groups, couples and families; the interaction of body, mind and spirit; accompaniment of people at end-of-life or in mourning and other forms of life transition, including separation and divorce; missions and retreats.
I am also creating an environment for the creation of fiction based on social justice issues. Art, an expression of the deepest desires of the human heart, is a powerful way of dealing with growing threats to peace in the world, including social, political and ecological ones. I look forward to collaborations of various kinds.
As you can see, one never ceases to be transformed by God’s call. There are seasons in all things, while roots, firm and deep, continue to nourish new life in ministry.
Crib and Cross Franciscan Ministries