Thoughts on Lent 15 ~ Affliction shall Advance the Flight in Me

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The season of Lent rises to its devastating and astonishing conclusion this week. At long last, the veil of the dark night will be forever rent and those who abide in death will have a door to walk through into a new kind of life. Jesus will suffer first (Good Friday), and then the forces that crushed him will themselves be crushed two days later (Resurrection Sunday). In its time it was a cosmic event that, in its starkest movements, occurred beyond the veil, in a place where human eyes cannot … [Read more...]

True North

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I have come to believe that the greatest battle of our age is not, as one would suppose, the "war on terror," meaning terrorists. I believe it is an invisible war with its own element of terror, which every human heart either longs for or repels decisively.Pascal, whom I have been reading (the Pensées), describes the character of one has who set himself up as his own god: "He [or she] wants to be the object of love and esteem . . . He devotes all his attention to hiding his faults both from … [Read more...]


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