Category Archives: Proverbs

Centered on the Potter’s Wheel

“Centering, writes Mary Caroline Richards, is the act that ‘precedes all others on the potter’s wheel. The bringing of the clay into a spinning, unwobbling pivot, which will then be free to take innumerable shapes as potter and clay press … Continue reading

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Humility and the Authentic Self

In one of James K.A. Smith’s newsletters he comments on one of the threads of Merton’s reflections that had, as he puts it, “burrowed its way into [my] psyche: his unique reflections on humility.” Below are entirely Smith’s thoughts based … Continue reading

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A River is only a River if there is a Valley

Writing in his 100th year, my friend and mentor James M. Houston reflects on Psalm 1, as he says, “from his hospital bed.” Dear Friends; For generations, God’s people, especially in hardship, turn to the Psalms. At this moment, pandemics, … Continue reading

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Feel the Desolation

After a Gothic army pillaged Rome in 410 A.D. a widow named Flatonia Proba and other widows fled to Carthage in North Africa where they established a religious community. Proba asked Augustine about prayer for the community. This is partially … Continue reading

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Living with Grace

For Grace Chantiam, 2020 was supposed to be a year she would remember for the rest of her life. In an interview Grace gave to “myleapmagazine.ca“, Derek Clouthier writes: “As it turns out, it was, but not for the reasons … Continue reading

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Like an overgrown path

The way of perfection is the way of compassion.* It is the way of true holiness, and it is hard to find. The human story has ceaseless and recurrent narratives about what is the path of life.# In the later … Continue reading

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Bread

It would not be a gross exaggeration to say that the Bible is a culinary manual, concerned from start to finish with how to eat, what to eat, when to eat. Food is the first way the Bible shows that … Continue reading

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