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Lectionary Sermon 4 September 2016 (Year C) Luke 14:25-33

A great spectator sport is to watch political candidates squirm when their dodgy business dealings are exposed to the gaze of the voting public. 1,686 more words

Progressive Sermons

Useless words

“If our life is poured out in useless words,
we will never hear anything,
never become anything,
and in the end,
because we have said everything… 181 more words


A Solitude Of Our Own – 8 quotes from Thomas Merton’s book – No Man Is An Island

1. Evasion is the answer of superstition

“This discovery of Christ is never genuine if it is nothing but a flight from ourselves. On the contrary, it cannot be an escape… I cannot discover God in myself… unless I have the courage to face myself exactly as I am, with all my limitations, and to accept others as they are, with all their limitations… Evasion is the answer of superstition.”

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Quotes From A Book

Choosing Both

“Do we really renounce ourselves and the world in order to find Christ, or do we renounce our alienated and false selves in order to choose our own deepest truth in choosing both the world and Christ at the same time? 45 more words


How many friends we have
is not as important
as what friend we are to others.
One of the greatest desires,
humanity shares,
is a friendship to span miles and hours. 262 more words


Always New

“Living is the constant adjustment of thought to life and life to thought in such a way that we are always growing, always experiencing new things in the old and old things in the new. 14 more words