We are past pentecost. Both in the annual calendar of the church and historically: Luke wrote his history of the acts following his gospel. And he did have a methodology: at the beginning of the gospel he said that he had talked to the eyewitnesses to these events. Those he did not witness himself. This … Continue reading Prayer correlates with revival [Acts 1]
I want to start today with the fear of the abyss, in part because the scripture today leads us right over it. We will be accused: we will be challenged, and we will have this voice telling us that there are other things that are important, for busyness can be a way of avoiding that … Continue reading Prayer: Is God found most when we feel failure?
I have to start this quotage with some words from Lucia, who really reminds us that our dating system ain't from the common era, but the Christian one. Approximately 2014 years ago, something so momentous happened that it literally split history in half. That momentous even was the birth of God as a human being, … Continue reading Trust the process: some quotage and some goals for this year.
The situation is Syria is dire, but it's a civil war, with two nasty sides. In between, there are women, children, and elderly and the simple. Who die: what used to be called collateral damage and is correctly called a humanitarian crisis. So the Presbyterians in the USA are doing relief runs, and the Pope … Continue reading Prayer, action and Syria.
Yesterday I took some photos. I'd scouted the road on Saturday (doing an analogue or film photos trip). Two farm buildings that had partially collapsed. In the dark, at dusk. However, The following morning, after church, the light was right. If you do not build well on your foundations, and you do not maintain it, … Continue reading Prayer and maintenance.
This is going to be short. The paper this morning says that Ratzinger will resign the papacy this Lent. "After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited" to the demands of being the pope, he told the … Continue reading Time for prayer.