“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5). The Anima Christi (Soul of Christ) prayer is good for any season, but I especially like to pray it during Lent. Clicking on the image below will take you to a listing of reflections on each petition of this ancient prayer. [...]
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We had a drama here this week, when a baby Great Horned Owl fell out of an oak tree in the yard. Here is the owlet on the ground, looking sad: Here he (or she) is again, trying to look fierce as two of us approached: Anyhow, happy that he had not been eaten by [...]
God does not always act in ways that we human beings consider fitting. Consider the Incarnation. God-with-us, Emmanuel, comes as the most vulnerable of creatures: a human fetus; a human newborn dependent on fallible adults for care and protection, and who hasn’t yet learned to control his bodily functions; a small child who must be [...]
Reflect on the petitions of the beautiful 14th-century prayer, the Anima Christi: 1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me. 2. Body of Christ, save me. 3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. 5. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 6. Within thy wounds, hide me. 7. Let me never be separated from Thee. 8. From the wicked foe [...]
My first year out of college I taught in an elementary school, where I found that one of the common childhood complaints was,“That’s not fair!” (It was a complaint often directed toward the teacher.) I’ve heard it said, though, that the older we get, the less we desire fairness and the more we desire mercy. [...]