“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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Tuesday forenoon, November 26, 1723
“It is a most evil and pernicious practice, in the meditations of afflictions, to sit ruminating on the aggravations of the affliction, and reckoning up the evil, dark, circumstances thereof, and dwelling long on the dark side: it doubles and trebles the affliction. And so when speaking of them to others, to make them as bad as we can, and use our eloquence to set forth our own troubles, is to be all the while making new troubles, and feeding and pampering the old; whereas the contrary practice would starve our affliction. If we dwelt on the bright side of things in our thoughts, and extenuated them all that we possibly could, when speaking of them, we should think little of them ourselves, and the affliction would really, in a great measure vanish away.” Jonathan Edwards
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