Category Archives: Proverbs

Into Your Hands

“Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit.” “Every highest human act is just a giving back to God of that which he first gave to us,” writes George MacDonald. In Jesus’ last words we see how prayer finds the … Continue reading

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Touching the Ground

Just before entering on the road of his passion [Jesus] washed the feet of his disciples and offered them his body and blood as food and drink. These two acts belong together. They are both an expression of God’s determination … Continue reading

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Prayer: nothing more than the soul’s longing

What is prayer? Ken Gire answers: “Prayer is the conversation we have with God. As in any conversation, sometimes we communicate what’s in our heart with great articulation, even eloquence. Other times we find only a toy box of childish … Continue reading

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Why does He eat with You?

“Sieger Koder is a German priest who has painted some startling folky paintings on various aspects of the ministery of Jesus. One of the features of his work is the child-like simplicty of the depicted characters and the way in some of … Continue reading

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On being poor in attachment

“It is the Christian’s privilege to be rich in material things,” wrote Francis de Sales, “and poor in attachment to them, thereby having the use of riches in this world and the merit of poverty in the next.” … No … Continue reading

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The Counter-Cultural Pilgrimage of Lent

Matt Woodly hosts a podcast where he interviewed Aaron Damiani on the counter-cultural nature of Lent. In an episode of “Preaching Today“, Damiani briefly begins to describe how Lent and liturgy are “intentional practices that shape our souls”.  Here are excerpts … Continue reading

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Prayer as the Practice of Memory

Prayer begins as the most spontaneous of acts: pain, gratitude, anger. It occurs in fragments. It is experienced abruptly without transitions. But as it continues, it develops subterranean connections – gathering and arranging – and it becomes our most comprehensive … Continue reading

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