Monthly Archives: April 2014

“What Do I Do With This?”

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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What Do You Believe?

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the … Continue reading

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Easter Awakening

If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 5

Good Friday–formerly known as Black Friday. The Road to the Cross ends here, at a place they called “The Skull.” Jesus didn’t come to Jerusalem to hear shouts of “Hosanna.” He wasn’t looking for some previously unsought theological common ground … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 4

Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights, we eat either unleavened or leavened bread, but tonight we eat only unleavened bread? On all other nights, we eat all kinds of vegetables, but tonight, we … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 3

Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me. ― Thomas à Kempis PRAYER: The Prayer of Saint Nikolai Velimirovic (1881-1956), Serbian Orthodox bishop arrested and imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 2

Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in; aim at Earth and you will get neither. –C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, by the passion of your blessed Son, You made an instrument of shameful death … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 1

NOTE: The Monday Prayer will publish every day during Holy Week. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and … Continue reading

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False Expectations

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. –C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (From the Lectionary) “Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the … Continue reading

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