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advent quote of the day (12 Dec 2018)

If [Jesus] had given signs, as was demanded of him, they would have believed him. But at the the point where it really mattered, he held back. And that created the scandal. Yet everything depends on this fact...If Christ had documented himself with miracles, we would naturally believe, but then Christ would not be our salvation, for then . . .

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December 12, 2018

lection reflection (12 Dec 2018)

reading the bible daily with the church

Isaiah 6.1-13

There are a couple of interesting things to point out from today's Old Testament passage. The first thing that struck me in consulting the Fathers is the unanimity with which they find the Trinity referenced and worshiped in the angelic cry, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Armies/Hosts!" Fulgentius is . . .

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December 12, 2018

advent quote of the day (11 Dec 2018)

God travels wonderful ways with human beings, but he does not comply with the views and opinions of people. God does not go the way that people want to prescribe for him; rather, his way is beyond all comprehension, free and self-determined beyond all proof...And that is the wonder of all wonders, that God loves the lowly...God is not . . .

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December 11, 2018

advent quote of the day (10 Dec 2018)

The greatest mystery is not the most distant star; on the contrary, the closer something comes to us and the better we know it, then the more mysterious it becomes for us. The greatest mystery to us is not the most distant person, but the one next to us. The mystery of other people is not reduced by getting to know more and more about . . .

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December 10, 2018

lection reflection (10 Dec 2018)

reading the bible daily with the church

I've elected to focus on only the Epistle lesson today, as I find myself having conversations on this exact subject increasingly more often than in the past. For whatever reason, when we think or hope the end is near, it is easy to essentially just give up and forgo the calling we've received in Christ to be salt and light. I . . .

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December 10, 2018

advent quote fo the day (9 Dec 2018)

The lack of mystery in our modern life is our downfall and our poverty...Living without mystery means knowing nothing of the mystery of our own life, nothing of the mystery of another person, nothing of the mystery of the world; it means passing over our own hidden qualities and those of others and the world. It means remaning on the . . .

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December 09, 2018

advent quote of the day (8 Dec 2018)

Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent: one waits, hopes, and does this, that, or the other--things that are really of no consequence--the door is shut, and can only be opened from the outside.

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is In The Manger

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December 08, 2018

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