Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Meditation: My Shepherd Is The Lord
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
John 14:23 Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
If someone could show us a way back to joy from these hard, sad, dark places, would we not seize it and follow it, like a lover follows his or her beloved, like a bee follows the scent of nectar, like a bird or squirrel following a trail of seeds?
I have the way, but it means giving something up. Here it is, in six steps. Think of it as a half-price twelve-step program:
- Give Up
- Make Do
- Help Others
- Start Over
Monday, December 6, 2010
Proposed Antiphon: Deep in the forest, if you listen, You can hear faint hymns of joy among the trees
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Posted by Locust-Eater at 8:07 PM
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Antiphon: Love rejoices in the truth
I believe in God the Creator,
Who gives us breath and life,
Maker of all that is.
I believe in Jesus the Christ;
Wholly God and Wholly Man,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
And was born to a maid named Mary,
Who was tormented by Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was entombed.
Who ministered to the dead,
And whom the gates of hell and death cannot restrain.
Three days after his death, he arose,
And ascended into heaven,
He sits on the right hand of God the Creator.
He shall come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Church, the Body of Christ,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting.