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This coming Sunday is likely to cast fear into the hearts of those preachers who attempt to follow the Revised Common Lectionary assigned readings as the guide for their preaching.

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8. A loss of interest in conflict

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Peace is elusive.

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This is the last installment of Cynthia Bourgeault’s reflections on surrender.

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Cynthia Bourgeault offers an important caution for practitioners of Centering Prayer.

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These notes from Cynthia Bourgeault are taken from a transcript of a series of recorded reflections Cynthia gave over a space of many months from 1999-2003.

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Cynthia Bourgeault has taught eloquently on the spiritual practice of surrender.

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Inevitably when discussion turns to surrender the objection is raised,”But what about action? Are you saying we shouldn’t do anything? If you surrender won’t you just become a passive victim of circumstance? Aren’t we supposed to oppose and resist evil?”

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Surrender is seldom viewed as a positive quality in popular culture. We want to locate ourselves with the winners. Victory is more appealing to most of us than the prospect of surrender.

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…before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess.

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