Stop whatever you are doing. Go to a room where you can be all by yourself, and close the door. Enter the inner sanctum of your soul. Do not worry there. Do not think about all the things you have to do. Speak to your Creator, saying, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.
—Anselm: On the Existence of God, Song of Anselm, and Prayer to St. Paul
Lectio, 20 Wednesday 2013
(Acevedo Butcher, Carmen (2010-10-01). Following Christ: A Lenten Reader to Stretch Your Soul (Kindle Locations 625-626). Paraclete Press. Kindle Edition. )
Beware. Judge yourself as you want. That is between you and God or your spiritual director. But leave others alone.
—Anonymous: Cloud of Unknowing
Lectio, 19 February 2013
Those who quiet their souls in meditation and contemplation live with their eyes open, soaring through the day like birds.
— Richard St. Victor
Lectio, 14 February 2013
… remember that when the wayward soul prays and repents of doing wrong, the Lord will raise that person up, as he did Lazarus.
—Ælfric of Eynsham::Sermons
Lectio, Ash Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Don’t grow careless, but imitate those who, through faith and perseverance, are inheriting the promises.
Lectio, 22 January 2013
Firstborn though he was, Jesus learned to obey through suffering. But having been made perfect, Jesus became, for all who obey, the source of eternal salvation, and he was designated by God to be a high priest according to the order of Melchizedak.
Lectio, 21 January 2013
Remain in Christ, then, as the anointing taught you.
1 John 2:27b
Lectio, 2 January 2012
We proclaim to you the eternal life which was with Abba God and was manifested to us.
We write this to fulfill our joy.
1 John 1:2b, 4
Lectio, 27 December 2012
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing.
last stanza of Good King Wenceslas, who went about on the Feast of Stephen in ice and cold to bring alms to the poor.
‘For the boy shall be consecrated to God from the womb,
until the day of his death.’
Lectio, 19 December 2012