Tag 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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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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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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XXIX. All victory is yours, O Sovereign Lord!

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than … Continue reading

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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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