Friday, September 23, 2011
the open-minded find it right on their doorstep.
Proverbs 14: 6 (Message translation)
The ineffable inhabits the magnificent and the common, the grandiose and the tiny facts of reality alike. Some people sense this quality at distant intervals in extraordinary events; others sense it in the ordinary events, in every fold, in every nook; day after day, hour after hour. To them things are bereft of triteness....Slight and simple as things may be - a piece of paper, a morsel of bread, a word, a sigh - they hide a never-ending secret: a glimpse of God? kinship with the spirit of being? an eternal flash of a will?
Abraham Heschel, from Man is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion
Monday, September 19, 2011
Ben Myers: At the Circus
G K Chesterton, in Orthodoxy, page 99
Jerome Miller in The Way of Suffering: a geography of crisis, page 47.
Friday, September 16, 2011
On John Howard Yoder, qtd. in The New Christians
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Through the Year with Oscar Romero
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Engaging the Powers
Monday, September 12, 2011
Just as Galileo finally made us realize that the Bible meant something else when it said the sun stoo still, God’s unwillingness to bend to my prayers finally made me realize that Jesus meant something else when he said every prayer would be answered. It will be. But not with answers, with the Answer.
William J O’Malley – More Daily Prayers for Busy People – pg 10
Friday, September 09, 2011
John Howard Yoder
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Signs of Emergence
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
No Future Without Forgiveness
Saturday, September 03, 2011
The truth is that there is a real humility typical of our time; but it so happens that it is practically a more poisonous humility than the wildest prostrations of the ascetic.
G K Chesterton, in Orthodoxy. (no page reference given)
A community is only being created when its members accept that they are not going to achieve great things, that they are not going to be heroes, but simply live each day with new hope, like children, in wonderment as the sun rises and in thanksgiving as it sets. Community is only being created when they have recognized that the greatness of man is to accept his insignificance, his human condition and his earth, and to thank God for having put in a finite body the seeds of eternity which are visible in small and daily gestures of love and forgiveness. The beauty of man is in this fidelity to the wonder of each day.Jean Vanier
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