He [Abba Poemen] also said, 'If Moses had not led his sheep to Midian he would not have see[n] him who was in the bush.'-- Sayings of the Desert Fathers
"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A brother asked Abba Poemen, 'How can a man avoid speaking ill of his neighbour?' The old man said to him, 'We and our brothers are two images; when a man is watchful about himself, and has to reproach himself, in his heart he thinks his brother better than he; but when he appears to himself to be good, then he thinks his brother evil compared to himself.'-- Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
A brother questioned Abba Poemen saying, 'What does it mean to repent of a fault?' The old man said, 'Not to commit it again in the future. This is the reason the righteous were called blameless, fot they gave up their faults and became righteous.'-- Sayings of the Desert Fathers
Sunday, November 04, 2012
"Far too often, the church has abandoned its first love for the siren song of political parties promising protection, prosperity and peace. Far too many times, the church has ceded the practice of its faith to the spiritual and the private while leaving others to address matters of justice. And far too frequently, the church has attempted to speak truth to power while seeking and relying on that same power for protection."
A powerful message for all US citizens who claim the name Christian. Read the whole article.
My Take: On Election Day, proclaiming my loyalty to Jesus