Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 16: Second Sight …

When we were children, most of us were good friends with mystery. The world was full of it and we loved it. Then as we grew older, we slowly accepted the indoctrination that mystery exists only to be solved. For many of us, mystery became an adversary; unknowing became a weakness. The contemplative spiritual life… Continue reading Advent Day 16: Second Sight …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 09: The Deeper My Joy …

They are prepared for a God who strikes hard bargains but not for a God who gives as much for an hour's work as for a day's. They are prepared for a mustard-seed kingdom of God no bigger than the eye of a newt but not for the great banyan it becomes with birds in… Continue reading Advent Day 09: The Deeper My Joy …

Days of Advent, Poems, Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Prayer: Life Itself Is Grace …

But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for see -- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people." — Luke 1.10 God of fear, God of the night, God of the expectation, You visited shepherds in the night with songs and sights of joy. In all of… Continue reading Advent Prayer: Life Itself Is Grace …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes, Seasons

God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

To look at the last great self-portraits of Rembrandt or to read Pascal or hear Bach's B-minor Mass is to know beyond the need for further evidence that if God is anywhere, he is with them, as he is also with the man behind the meat counter, the woman who scrubs floors at Roosevelt Memorial,… Continue reading God Is Everywhere (Advent Meditation) …

Quotes

Be Not Afraid …

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither… Continue reading Be Not Afraid …