“Of Prayer” John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion

(Of Prayer) “Hence it appears that to pray aright is a special gift.” John Calvin—- 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564 was a French theologianpastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation.

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Tales Magic Monastry by Theopane the Monk

“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. “

WWJT

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?

Thank you, Lord

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:
small children
and small needs;
small meals to cook
small talk to heed,
and a small book
from which to read
small stories;
small hurts to heal,
small disappointments, too,
as real
as ours;
small glories to discover
in bugs,
pebbles,
flowers.
Continue reading “Thank you, Lord”