Category Archives: Conversion

XXVIII. Now that I see it’s true, all I’ve believed

Where can I go from your spirit? / From your presence, where can I flee? / If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; / if I lie down in Sheol, there you are. / If I take the wings of dawn / and … Continue reading

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XXVII. I knew Him Love, Consoler of my sighs

A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and … Continue reading

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XXVI. Despite my cowardice, He loves me so

“So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the … Continue reading

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XXIV. My past lukewarmness, though Your heart it rent

The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” -Revelation 21:5 My past lukewarmness, though Your heart it rent, You used to thrust wide open Mercy’s door. The stumblings I so heartily resent Do keep me humble, urge … Continue reading

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XXIII. O, to be one, with heart pure, undivided

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. –Matthew 5:8 O, to be one, with heart pure, undivided, With mind and will and soul to Him affixed, And think not of myself, on Christ decided, To love … Continue reading

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XXI. I’m needless to You, yet fierce is your care

As to ‘caring for’ the Sermon on the Mount, if ‘caring for’ here means ‘liking’ or enjoying, I suppose no one ‘cares for’ it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledgehammer? -C.S. Lewis I’m needless … Continue reading

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XIX. My human heart two masters cannot claim

“He even goes among the pots and pans.” –St. Teresa of Avila My human heart two masters cannot claim; Division proves its natural, deadly foe. It rends itself to shreds in masters’ name, And fails both lords whose glory it … Continue reading

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