Category Archive: quotes

A Mid-Winter Prayer

From the rising of the midwinter sun to its setting Scatter the darkness with the light of your love, O Shining One. Make me short on mean thoughts, long on offering words of… Continue reading

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong

I picked this book up at the Grande Biblioteque Nationale and had it read by the next morning. It gives you a huge, huge picture of humanity and religion (or myth) with out… Continue reading

Henri Nouwen on Leadership

While at my daughters house I picked up this little book, In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen and read it one morning. He gives insight into what he learned from his… Continue reading

The Barbarian Conversion

My wife checked this book out for me at the library: The Barbarian Conversion – from Paganism to Christianity, by Richard Fletcher. I don’t know why, but for a number of years I’ve… Continue reading

Celtic Hospitality

copied from a Crofter’s door in Wales… Hail guest, we know not whom thou art. If friend, we greet thee with hand and heart, If stranger, such no longer be, If foe, our… Continue reading

On the concept of Christian perfection

In the book Toward the Future, Teilhard de Chardin throws in some nice little illustrations that have become very helpful to me in graphically showing that the kingdom of God is not some… Continue reading

The Complex Christ Chapter 5 – Christ in the City

by Kester Brewin The Christian story of the city can be traced back to Genesis 4, soon after Adam and Eve tumbled from Eden and, in troubled family isolation, brother killed brother. When… Continue reading

The Complex Christ – chapter 2: Incarnation

Incarnation “Having waited, waited, waited for so long, the anticipation building, the hype and rumour and false Messiahs, and all the while things getting worse with occupations and punitive taxations and military machinations….… Continue reading

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.             It… Continue reading

The Call

I have heard it all my life,A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says:… Continue reading

Meister Eckhart

“Spirituality is not to be learned in flight from the world, by fleeing from things to a place of solitude; rather we must learn to maintain an inner solitude regardless of where we… Continue reading

God

I am the wind that breathes upon the sea, I am the wave on the ocean, I am the murmur of leaves rustling, I am the rays of the sun, I am the… Continue reading

Deep within all of us…

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts,… Continue reading

Deep Within Us All…

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts,… Continue reading