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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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Getting Even

If you seek revenge, dig two graves. —Old Chinese proverb. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us … Continue reading

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“You Look Like…”

If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about … Continue reading

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Water Walking

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. —C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that … Continue reading

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Marks of Discipleship

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. —G.K. Chesterton. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety … Continue reading

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Times of Trouble

Most people in the West have little idea of the threats Christians endure around the world…victims of persecution are ‘too Christian’ to excite the Left, and ‘too foreign’ to interest the Right. This was not always the case… –Author John … Continue reading

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Knowledge Too Wonderful

PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare … Continue reading

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The Third Reformation

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ― C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of … Continue reading

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Independence Day

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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