When we come to the Lord with needs, we must come boldly. We must come with an expectation. Doubt doesn’t really belong. We may hesitate. We may wonder if anything can happen, but we can be reminded of the greatness of God.
I am now moving between two pieces of writing that will not allow me to hurry. In our culture (and especially in a world defining “leaders as readers” and shame on you if you’re not reading a book a week..) this is hard. My reading does indeed move too quickly. These writing won’t let me, and I’m grateful. Continue reading “The depths possible in walking with God”
I came across a gem of a book called Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart. It is a collection of writings from Fathers of the Eastern Church from about the 4th to the 14th centuries. Continue reading “The key to knowing the heart of God”
Almighty God, who through your only‑begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life‑giving Spirit;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Through Holy Week I have been meditating daily on Scripture through the Book of Common Prayer. There will be some psalms every day, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading.
Today, the reading from Jeremiah 17 exploded into my foggy brain. Continue reading “What do you think you’re doing?”
The symbolism of the fig tree fits in the story Matthew tells us. Continue reading “Holy Week — cursing the fig tree”
If you had a few days left, what would they look like? What do we see in the life of Christ? Continue reading “The last actions of Jesus — Cleansing the Temple”