Tagged: “Give Us A Word”

Reflection: Discipline

Spiritual discipline has more to do with a posture of attentive learning rather than a posture of retentive fixation on some form or formula. I think showing up is a very important spiritual discipline. – Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here Video not displaying? Click here to […]

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Reflection: Transformation

Healing is not the same as recovery. Often when I was a parish priest, I witnessed a sick person’s life transformed by the loving prayers and support of family and friends, an experience of deep healing for them. But they didn’t always ‘recover’ their physical health. – Br. Geoffrey Tristram Society of Saint John the […]

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Reflection: Praise

The Psalms are full of emotional honesty and transparency—even the truth about our ugliest impulses. Rage, resentment, violent retribution, even the cursing of others: it’s all there in the Psalms. If we pray with this kind of honesty, and live with this kind of truth telling, we approach the presence of light and life. Truth […]

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Reflection: Judgment

I think we eternally matter to God insofar as God longs to be united with all that God creates. That is the nature of God: a God of union and communion. – Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here Video not displaying? Click here to view: http://youtu.be/ii-ywKOITRQ Question […]

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Reflection: Failure

When we know that God knows everything about us and loves us, then we can face those areas of our lives of which we are ashamed – our sins, our weaknesses and failures, our tendency to hurt others and to turn away from God. We can face these things honestly because we know that God […]

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Reflection: Enemies

My failure to love my enemy can give me insight into my enemy’s failure to love me. Acknowledging my own failure, I can begin to have compassion on the failure of others. We can, in a sense, recognize something of ourselves in the “enemy.” – Br. Mark Brown Society of Saint John the Evangelist To […]

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Reflection: Petition

We might be praying quite specifically for someone or something, but we figure into the answer of this prayer which began in God’s own heart. God has given us an awareness of some need, and that need is being addressed through our own awareness and our own availability. – Br. Curtis Almquist Society of Saint […]

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Reflection: Intercession

Intercession is about love, and leaning to love. Intercession is about love that is both expressed and learnt. We express our love for another when we pray for them, and we learn to love them even more, even our enemies. – Br. James Koester Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More, Click Here […]

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Reflection: Father

In our life of prayer, in our regular participation in the Eucharist and the sacramental life, we allow the dynamic community of love which is God the Holy Trinity, the dance of love between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to graciously spill over, forgive us, wash over us, and draw us in so that […]

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Reflection: Trinity

We should be aware that we are indeed taking part in the worship of the Holy Trinity: It is God the Father who created us and all things, God the Son who redeemed us by his Death, Resurrection, and Ascension, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us, now and always, as we keep our hearts […]

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