Category Archives: Spirituality

John Huss

Today is a remembrance day for a number of groups, the Anglicans, Episcopalians and the folks at Common Prayer.  John Huss, Priest and Martyr from the 15th century is on the calendar.  He should be on United Methodist calendars as well, since after his death, his followers, would become what we know as the Moravian …

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Martin of Tours

On Independence Day, there is much discussion of freedom.  Christian freedom looks different than what we tend to emphasize on July 4th.  The folks at Common Prayer remember a 4th century Christian who explored the themes of liberty and freedom. Martin of Tours (d. 397) Martin of Tours saw Christ in the face of the …

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Grace

From today’s Common Prayer: Twentieth-century Presbyterian theologian and writer Frederick Buechner has written, “The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I …

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Psalm 106:1-5

1 Hallelujah! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,* for his mercy endures for ever. 2 Who can declare the mighty acts of the LORD* or show forth all his praise? 3 Happy are those who act with justice* and always do what is right! 4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor …

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Patience

Ran across this quote in Common Prayer this morning: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We would like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, …

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A Prayer of St. Francis

You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High. You are Almighty. You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good. You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and …

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