God Raises Us – Quote by Clement

From Common Prayer: Clement, one of Peter’s early successors as bishop of Rome, prayed, “O Lord, who brings to naught the designs of the nations, O Ruler, who raises the lowly and humbles the lofty, have mercy on those who are disheartened! Raise us who have fallen, show thyself to those who entreat thee, and [Read More...]

Christ comes to us today to prepare us for his 2nd coming

This morning as I was reading Common Prayer: liturgy for ordinary radicals, a quote stood out to me that I wanted to share on the blog. Paschasius Radbertus, a ninth-century Benedictine, wrote, “The apostles took every care not to be drawn from the right path. They kept watch, observing the universal precepts their master had [Read More...]

Prayer of Sir Francis Drake (wow… challenging our dreams)

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of [Read More...]

Soren Kierkegaard: A Parable of Affluence Rather than the Simplicity of Christ

The following functions as a parable for those who let “worry” lead to the desire for financial security and eventually affluence, rather than choosing the simplicity of Christ.  Read the following in light of Matthew 6.25ff… When the prosperous man on a dark but star-lit night drives comfortably in his carriage and has the lanterns [Read More...]


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