(Of Prayer) “Hence it appears that to pray aright is a special gift.” John Calvin—- 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564 was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation.
“Here, the charming, mature stories from the internationallly beloved monk are accompanied by original art. Like the parables of Jesus, these tales repeatedly unfold new levels of meaning if we are willing to sit with them.” By Publisher
I agree. One tale that keeps me in a meditative state is: “I sat there in awe as the old monk answered our questions. Thought I am usually shy,…I found myself raising my hand. “Father, could you tell us something about yourself? He leaned back. “Myself?” he mused. There was a long pause.
“My name used to be Me. But, now it’s You. “
As our church celebrated Easter Lunch around a lovely meal at a lovely setting; my daughter-in-law, Tammy, asked; “What would Jesus Text?”
I have been giving this some thought! What would ‘Jesus Text’ to each of us on our individual phone?
“SIN IS SIN NO MATTER WHOSE SKIN IT’S IN!” SM
“In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Are you having a hard time being thankful in your daily life? Start with something small, says Ruth Graham.
“For all these smallnesses I thank You, Lord:
and small needs;
small meals to cook
small talk to heed,
and a small book
from which to read
small hurts to heal,
small disappointments, too,
small glories to discover
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