Tag Archives: Obedience

Obey Christ’s instruction: Ask, seek, knock

Strive to see this as the perfection and wisdom of God’s will for your life: Ask with bold trust for the super-abundant gift God wants to give: the Holy Spirit; and you shall receive Him, and all else besides. Seek … Continue reading

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Our will and God’s freedom

About 36 hours before, the title started out as “God’s will and our freedom”, but then something clicked it over, to invert the wording. And then, as if to ratify the new title, there was a post with some quotes … Continue reading

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“You want me on that wall — you need me on that wall!”

Part of the reason that quote from A Few Good Men is so powerful is that somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, our fear finds that sentiment seductively comforting. Especially in post-9/11 America. But truly, why do we … Continue reading

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The depth of Christ’s obedience

The Passion narrative in the Gospel of John emphasizes the power of Christ. He is in charge the entire time. How much do we let this idea and its implications penetrate us? Do we, for instance, believe that Christ could … Continue reading

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Seven great Merton quotes

About being judged by Christ (in chapter 22 “Life in Christ): Souls are like wax waiting for a seal. By themselves they have no special identity. Their destiny is to be softened and prepared in this life, by God’s will, … Continue reading

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Reassuring words from Blessed John Henry Newman

God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall … Continue reading

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Hidden Secret Forgotten M       I       S       U       N       D       E       R       S       T … Continue reading

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