Monthly Archives: September 2014

It’s Simple

By two wings is man lifted above earthly things…simplicity and purity. Simplicity in the intention, purity in the affection. ― Thomas à Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more … Continue reading

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Education or Indoctrination?

“The weekend at the college didn’t work out like you planned; the things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand…” —Lyrics from Reelin’ in the Years, by Steely Dan (Becker & Fagen, 1972) PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O God, you … Continue reading

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The Laborer’s Wages

“My client is not in a hurry. He has all the time in the world.” —Antoni Gaudi, renowned Spanish Architect (1852-1926), in response to his pace on a cathedral. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Those who were able to forgive their former enemies were able also to return to the outside world and rebuild their lives, no matter what the physical scars. Those who nursed their bitterness remained invalids. It was as simple and … Continue reading

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Time Flies

For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. —James, the brother of Jesus (James 4:14). PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with … Continue reading

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