Yesterday I was greatly burdened by my fast ... and very slowly did I get anything done. However, I read a passage from The Way of the Pilgrim. In it, the merchant on his way to becoming a monk tells a story about how God repays richly with good the littlest thing we give Him. This … [Read more...] about The reward of distracted prayer
Archives for November 2020
O God, what an incomparable joy it is to love and serve you. Beauty in poetry and art and nature points to your beauty, O God, and I thank you that you have so blessed us in this world with knowledge of you, perception of an attainment of you being the end of all beauties. December 31, … [Read more...] about The end of all beauties
O God, how often I stray from you. How often I put other things before you. O God, I will die, leave this earth, and leave all disappointments and all success, all my pleasures, and all my work. Even with my body, I must depart. Nothing of this world matters after this imminent day of death. Why … [Read more...] about Memento Mori
You probably aren't tempted to build an altar for Molech like Solomon. If you're on this email list, then I bet you're also against modern versions of syncretism. But in preparation for Christ the King Sunday, it's time for a heart test. This test is a little different than most but will tell you if … [Read more...] about A biblical ECG
O God, deliver me from the sin that I so desire to detest more. It subtly ensnares me without my knowledge. I wander toward sin mechanically without thinking. I know not till after how I have offended my brothers and sisters and you, O dearest Father. Give me wisdom, O Lord, to know myself and my … [Read more...] about Root out my sin!
Here's a brief introduction, although I'll let most of these Offerings speak for themselves. You might say each entry is like a flicker of a flame, and the Journal as a whole gives the full light. May these brief words enkindle a fuller flame in each of us. I will choose entries as God leads … [Read more...] about Let me suffer