Tag Archives: the monday prayer

A Letter to ISIS

And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so … Continue reading

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The Contenders

To err is human. To forgive is divine. — Anonymous. PRAYER (from the Lectionary) “LORD, we pray that Your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord; … Continue reading

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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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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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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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