Category Archives: Conversion

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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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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XXXVIII. I thank You, Lord, that in this desert dry

A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from before your face, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore to me the gladness of your salvation; uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51 (50): … 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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XXXIII. To know Him and know of Him: great divide

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to (the) poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, … Continue reading

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XXX: I fear each choice I’ve made was for the wrong

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” –Rom 8:28 I fear each choice I’ve made was for the wrong, See only a disaster of my making. ‘Tis … Continue reading

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