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 rather than by going chronologically.
A self examination in preparation for Friday:
I desire a great closeness to Christ. I desire his wounds on my hands. Is this too aloof of me? But surely there is no spiritual grace too great to ask. I feel like I have recently fallen into spiritual complacency. In going after other things, do I stop chasing you with all my energy? Have I felt as if that share of you in me was enough? I ask for suffering, but have I been suffering? Indeed there are many trials and discomforts. But is this really what I need?
From the Prayer Journal of Isaac Scharbach