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simply, Christian

on a radically simple Christmas

Jesus observed, “Without me you can do nothing.” Yet we act, for the most part, as though without us God can do nothing.…“Oh, but nothing will get done,” you say. “If I don’t do it, Christmas won’t happen.” And we crowd out Christ with our fretful fears.
God asks us to give away everything of ourselves. The gift of greatest efficacy . . .

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December 14, 2016

wisdom and simplicity

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

—Lin Yutang

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September 08, 2016

a meditation

There is a contemplative in all of us, almost strangled but still alive, who craves quiet enjoyment of the Now, and longs to touch the seamless garment of silence which makes whole.

—Alan P. Tory

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August 28, 2016

despise the sins...not the brother who commits them

The Devil cunningly induces us – instead of irritating us against himself – to notice our neighbors’ sins, to make us spiteful and angry with others, and to awaken our contempt towards them, thus keeping us in enmity with our neighbors, and with the Lord God Himself. Therefore, we must despise the sins, the faults themselves, and not our . . .

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November 08, 2015

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