Practicing Presence: The Spirituality of Caring in Everyday Life

Overview

Genuine, life-giving spirituality calls us to be our best selves and to bring out the best in others, each and every day. It calls us to care_for God, others, and ourselves. In Practicing Presence, popular spiritual writer Kerry Walters shows us how to integrate care into our daily lives on the road to happiness and holiness. As Walters reveals, we do not need to be professional caregivers to nurture a creative, intimate, and meaningful openness to our deepest selves, to others, and to God. We simply need to be ...

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Overview

Genuine, life-giving spirituality calls us to be our best selves and to bring out the best in others, each and every day. It calls us to care_for God, others, and ourselves. In Practicing Presence, popular spiritual writer Kerry Walters shows us how to integrate care into our daily lives on the road to happiness and holiness. As Walters reveals, we do not need to be professional caregivers to nurture a creative, intimate, and meaningful openness to our deepest selves, to others, and to God. We simply need to be OpresentO to who God is and who we are as images of God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580510981
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 144
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Walters

Kerry Walters holds the William Bittinger Chair of Philosophy at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. A popular lecturer and writer, he is the author of numerous essays and twelve books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Becoming Saints ix
Uncommon Humans ix
Holy Caring xiii
Learning to Care xviii
Chapter 1 Simeon's Riddle 1
A Mysterious Encounter 1
The Sword in the Heart 4
Presence 12
Care as Presencing 20
Three Stages of Caring 26
Chapter 2 Caring for Self 29
Attending to Cor 29
Spiritual Hypochondria 23
Decisive Moments 41
Spiritual Nobility 44
Self-Care and Courage 52
Chapter 3 Caring for Others 57
Awakening to Kara 57
Samaritrophia 61
Christ on the Sidewalk 70
Presencing to Christ-Selves 73
Creative Attention for Christs 75
From Kara to Community 81
Chapter 4 Caring for God 85
Attuning to Khora 85
Habitual Piety 90
Agnostic Courage 94
Caring for Khora 100
Chopping Wood, Drawing Water 112
Endnotes 115
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