Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Praying Scripture

Seventeenth-century French mystic Madame Guyon said, “Praying scripture is not judged by how much you read but by the way in which you read. If you read quickly, it will benefit you little. You will be like a bee that merely skims the surface of a flower. Instead, in this new way of reading with …

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Called…for what?

Readings from Common Prayer this morning: Luke 5:1-11 1 One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word.2 Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets.3 Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, …

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Intercessions from Taize

These were the Intercessions for today from Taize: O Risen Christ, your heart exults and your soul rejoices: comfort all who are living in sorrow. Risen Lord, you come to transfigure our being: kindle in us the fire of your love. Risen Lord, in you our resurrection has already begun on this earth: kindle in …

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Chaos, a gift

The folks at Common Prayer had an interesting remembrance today–Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987).  I especially liked her quote: “I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.” May we all find in the midst of the chaos that swirls today, a gift.

Athanasius

Today, in the Anglican and Roman Catholic calendars, they are remembering Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria and theologian of the 4th century.  He was at the Council of Nicea lobbying for the majority view.  Read more about him by Jim Kiefer on the Mission of St. Clare site. Here are some quotes from his writing: We …

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Be encouraged…

The reading from today’s General Conference devotional was Mark 6:48-51: 48 He saw his disciples struggling. They were trying to row forward, but the wind was blowing against them. Very early in the morning, he came to them, walking on the lake. He intended to pass by them.49 When they saw him walking on the lake, they …

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