Archive | September 2013

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We humans can’t help ourselves. We naturally try to make sense of our world by putting everything, including God, love, and life, into manageable compartments. Then we label these compartments and hide within our ideas, which we have come to worship, because those, at least, we think we understand. But God—who created a world of […]

The “You Shall Nots”

The “you shall nots” are less a list of restrictions and limitations than an invitation to keep turning back to God, who will “satisfy the desire of every living thing” (Ps 145:16). The “shall nots” say, “Don’t steal that; look at me. Don’t objectify her with lust; look at me. Don’t nurse your anger unto […]

In the Silence of the Heart

You liberate me from my own noise and my own chaos From the chains of a lesser law You set me free In the silence of the heart You speak and it is there that I will know You and You will know me in the silence of the heart You speak You satisfy me till […]

A Challenge

“I have a challenge for all of you,” I continued. “I challenge you to go to the chapel after school today.  Kneel in front of the tabernacle and tell God your doubts….” “If you believe in God in general, but have a hard time with certain teachings, ask him to increase your faith.  Pray this […]

I know, I know, and I believe…

The fullness of the Godhead knit with our humanity Flesh and bones sewn in the heart of God inseparably I know, I know, and I believe You are the Lord Strange and sweet collision of justice and mercy Your burden is light and Your yoke is easy I know, I know, and I believe You […]

C.S. Lewis and the Need for “…a certain preparation for the Gospel”

They err who say: “The world is turning pagan again.” Would that it were! The truth is, we are falling into a much worse state. Post-Christian man is not the same as pre-Christian man. He is as far removed as a virgin from a widow….there is a great difference between a spouse-to-come and a spouse […]

When I Taste Your Goodness

From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood From the need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God And I shall not want, I shall not want when […]