What Living the Christian Faith is Like, In a Nutshell…

Courtesy of Rumer Goddin’s opening paragraph from This House of Brede,

“The motto was ‘Pax,’ but the word was set in a circle of thorns. Pax: peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort, seldom with a seen result; subject to constant interruptions, unexpected demands, short sleep at nights, little comfort, sometimes scant food; beset with disappointments and usually misunderstood; yet peace all the same, undeviating, filled with joy and gratitude and love. ‘It is my own peace I give unto you.’ Not, notice, the world’s peace.”

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the book, but I’m committing this paragraph to memory now.

Ecce Homo, by Antonio Ciseri (1880)
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  • cmom

    Excellent beginning to an excellent book. Enjoy :)

  • Ellen Kolb

    An inspired book. Enjoy. My copy’s binding fell apart a long time ago.