•October 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

“The thing that matters is being actually drawn into that three-personal life, and that may begin any time—tonight, if you like. What I mean is this. An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to speak, inside him. But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God—that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him. You see what is happening. God is the thing to which he is praying—the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on—the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal. So that the whole threefold life of the three-personal Being is actually going on in that ordinary little bedroom where an ordinary man is saying his prayers. The man is being caught up into the higher kinds of life—what I called Zoe or spiritual life: he is being pulled into God, by God, while still remaining himself.”

— Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics) by C. S. Lewis
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Hope… in God…. The Source of All Hope

•October 20, 2019 • Comments Off on Hope… in God…. The Source of All Hope

“Our hope in God pulls us into the future. Hope allows us to affirm the reality of the abundant life that is ours in Christ. Hope allows us to stand with those in pain and to hold them until they are able to feel the love of God for themselves again. Hope allows us to work to bring God’s reign upon the earth even when we see no results. Our hope begins and ends in God, the source of all hope.”
– Mary Lou Redding

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Deep within

•April 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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“Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continuously return.”

—Thomas Kelly

Where to go

•January 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

Even in our sleep

•September 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

“Even in our sleep,

pain which cannot forget falls

drop by drop upon the heart until,

in our own despair, against our will,

comes wisdom through the awful

grace of God.”

—Aeschylus

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Of Faith, Hope and Love

•August 22, 2018 • Leave a Comment

“Lord, I hear your call and follow. Help me! Holy Spirit, give me faith that will save me from despair and evils. Give me the love for God and other people that removes all hate and all bitterness; give me the hope that frees me from fear and despondency. Teach me to know Jesus Christ and to do his will.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (2007-09-04). I Want to Live These Days with You: A Year of Daily Devotions (p. 224). Westminster John Knox Press. Kindle Edition.

On the Frontier of Consciousness

•August 18, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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