How can they believe in the One about whom they have not heard? And how can they...– Romans 10:14b Lectio, 30 November 2011
The Spirit of God will rest on you — a spirit of wisdom and...– Isaiah 11:2 Lectio, 29 November 2011 I *love* when we start reading Isaiah in the daily Scripture lessons for Advent. Love the inspiration and hope.
O house of Leah and Rachel and Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of God!– Isaiah 2:5 Lectio, 28 November 2011
Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection,...– from “How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry Wise words for writing a poem… and for making your life a poem. Read the whole thing over at the On Being website. (And take a listen to this week’s On Being, “The Poetry of Creatures” featuring a conversation with Ellen...
… you, God, are our mother and father; “Our Redeemer Forever”...– Isaiah 63:16b Lectio, 27 November 2011 - First Sunday of Advent
Lord God, our prayer can add nothing to your greatness. No words can fully...– http://cathedralliturgy.blogspot.com/2011/11/preparing-with-prayer.html
Thus was conferred sovereignty, glory and dominion, and all peoples, nations...– Daniel 7:14 Lectio, 25 November 2011
Let us praise the God of the Universe who alone works great wonders, who from...– Sirach 50:22-24 Lectio, 24 November 2011 - US American Thanksgiving
Cold and chill, bless the Lord Dew and rain, bless the Lord Frost and chill,...– Canticle of Daniel - Daniel 3 Lectio, 23 November 2011
My own sin will not hinder the working of God’s goodness.– Julian of Norwich Lectio, 22 November 2011
God does not crush or quench God’s people, yet God’s people...– Anthony Gittins, CCSp.
Fields of Gold by the St. Olaf Choir (from Prairie...
Don’t miss this. It’s just gorgeous.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were...– Luke 19:47-48 Lectio, 18 November 2011
Our God speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting....– Psalm 50:1-2 Lectio, 17 November 2011
We need to remember in the midst of our disagreements that how we speak to each...– from “How We Talk to One Another” by Susan Stabile on her blog, Creo en Dios!
Since it is the Creator of the universe who shapes our beginnings, and the...– 2 Maccabees 7:23 Lectio, 16 November 2011
The Promised One has come to search out and save what was lost.– Luke 19:10 Lectio, 15 November 2011
At that very moment, sight was restored to the beggar, who joined the crowd,...– Luke 18:43 Lectio, 14 November 2011
On Being Blog: A Turn of the Century Thanksgiving... →
beingblog: by Susan Leem, associate producer Photo by Brian Auer/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 Thanksgiving is a time when many families gather in gratitude, and sometimes in prayer. Paul Raushenbush says his family prayer was written by his great-grandad, Walter Rauschenbusch. Composed…
In Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, Manifold, subtle, agile,...– Wisdom 7:22b-23 Lectio, 10 November 2011
On Being Blog: Online Initiative Enriches Study of... →
beingblog: by Matthew L. Skinner and Joshua M. Z. Stanton, guest contributors Photo by Trey Ratcliff/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 Picture this: an Iraqi reporter becomes interested in the work of a Jewish student in Israel after reading an article about Jewish-Muslim relations in medieval Spain that…
Every living creature that wanders upon the face of the earth will be drawn to...– Ezekiel 47:9 Lectio, 9 November 2011
Those who have put their trust in God will find out that this is all true, and...– Wisdom 3:9 Lectio, 8 November 2011
Wisdom is a spirit, a friend to us mortals, though She will not tolerate the...– Wisdom 1:6-7 Lectio, 7 November 2011
Will I Be Faithful?
Earlier this week I had an experience that broke my heart. It left me wondering, again, why I even bother with church stuff. It seems that each time I dare to hope that the church can be inclusive and welcoming and a place where people can explore their faith rather than be subjugated into subservience, someone behaves in a manner that reminds me that we still have an awful lot of work to do...
Saints and Souls (via NCR) →
Who are some of the people you would name as saints?
God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never...– Julian of Norwich Lectio, 4 November 2011
None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we...– Romans 14:7-8 Lectio, 3 November 2011