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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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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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XLII. Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past?

“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery, to fall back into fear. But you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” –Rm 8:15 Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past, And taunt … 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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XXV. What matter if I wander as if lost?

All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien For it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, A pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land: Against … 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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