Monthly Archives: April 2011

Soul Byte: The “Growing Edge”

Henri Nouwen has said that our “growing edge” is the place where our faith and our unbelief touch each other.

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The Holy Gospel: May 1, 2011 (Year A)

Read:  John 20:19-31 Meditation:  “Everything for Him” At the end of today’s lesson, John says that he wrote everything in his gospel, so we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing we might … Continue reading

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Soul Byte: Good Question

A friend of ours recently posted this question, “Why are our children not allowed to read the Bible in school, but allowed to do so later in prison?”

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Benedict’s Rule: Obedience

Chapter 5 in Benedict’s Rule describes “unhesitating obedience” (5:1) This is the mark of our humility, for anything other than immediate response is a sign that our ego is still in control to some degree.  The false self is still … Continue reading

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Editorial: Tell No One!

There’s a marked contrast between Jesus’ approach to miracles and the approach some ministers take today.  Jesus never set up a tent or rented a civic center to conduct a “miracle ministry.”  In fact, seven times in the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Soul Byte: Common Faithfulness

The next time you pray to be faithful, God will say, “Then do the next thing you have to do, and do it for me.”

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Ponderings: Reading and Praying

When John Wesley counseled a weary colleague to “read and pray daily; it is your life,” he was connecting with an ancient stream of Christian spirituality.  Among the various disciplines and means of grace, reading and praying occupy the top … Continue reading

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