Category Archives: Christ

XLV. My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own!

Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Mk 9:24 My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own! How swift to overlook what You endured: The nails; the whips that cut, exposing bone; The … Continue reading

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XLIV. I long for mission, seeking Him to serve

But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. -Mt 24:13 I long for mission, seeking Him to serve. How then fear I the tasks He may appoint? He gives to need, beyond all we deserve, For with … Continue reading

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XLIII. Lord, was I on Your mind that fearful day?

“Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, (and) come down from the cross!’” Mt 27:39-40 Lord, … Continue reading

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XLI. How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God!

Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new! –St. Augustine, Confessions How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God! How long I saw Your beauty and Your grace And gave but part of me, ignoring prod To … Continue reading

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XL. When years ago, so far from hope and home

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Mt 5:48 When years ago, so far from hope and home, I felt adrift and begged, Lord, your direction, Unsure of when to move or where to roam, I had … Continue reading

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XXXVI. I yearn to know my Author’s master plan

Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD! –Psalm 27:14 I yearn to know my Author’s master plan, My life’s design, my purpose in this world; To see what lies beyond this desert’s span, This seeming wasteland in whose … Continue reading

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XXXIV. I do think all who know of Him, He calls

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my … Continue reading

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