Here is a wonderful short teaching on Christmas in today’s bitter and difficult world. The teacher is James Finley, a psychotherapist who studied under Thomas Merton. 149 more words
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“On that day, A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A Spirit of counsel and of strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD…” – Isaiah 11. 612 more words
The season of Advent nears.
Advent is just the remedy we need this time of year.
Advent is a four-fold count of grace, spinning us body and soul, deeper into the inner space of silence, like a pool of stillness. 429 more words
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him;
and when he came near, Jesus asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?” 659 more words
From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. 264 more words
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. 263 more words