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Tranquillity is not the state that springs to mind when Dylan Thomas is mentioned. He seems to have been fleeing tranquillity even while desperate to find it, like another addictive poet, Francis Thompson, pursued by… 371 more words

Why Did the Apostles Flee?

Christ said, “The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep” (Jn 10:13). If the Apostles were shepherds, not hirelings, why did they flee when persecuted? 393 more words


Shepherds and Hirelings

Christ said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep” (Jn 10:7), and “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” 404 more words


Of Shepherds and Wolves

Christ reveals the marks whereby the sheep can distinguish a true shepherd from a deceiver and robber.

Identifying the marks of the deceiver and robber, Christ said, … 468 more words


A Man Born Blind

St. John tells of the time when Jesus Christ healed a man who was born blind:

“And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth” 443 more words


Late Have I Loved You


“Late have I loved you, beauty so ancient, so new, late have I loved You. And see: You were within, inside me, and I was outside; and out there I sought you, and I—misshapen—chased after the beautiful shapes You had made. 81 more words


A Case of Adultery: The Ruling

Continuing the story of the woman caught in adultery, St. John reports on how Christ judged the case:

“He lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” 472 more words