Wisdom from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: I believe that God both can and will bring good out of evil. For that purpose he needs [people] who make the best use of everything. I believe God will give us all the power we need to resist in all time of distress. But he never gives it in advance, […]
Category Archive for 'Lent'
Grace is God’s free and forgiving self-communication that enables humans to share in the trinitarian relationship of love. Mary C. Hilkert, “Grace,” Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Richard P. McBrien, general editor, p 577. We cannot earn God’s grace. Good works do not merit grace, nor does staying up all night in prayer, or fasting until we […]
“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. […]
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 […]