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Simply Assisting God

A thought for what needs to be done this coming year… I am a humble artist moulding my earthly clod, adding my labour to nature’s, simply assisting God. Not that my effort is needed; yet somehow, I understand, my maker has willed it that I too should have unmoulded clay in my hand. — Piet […]

Servant Song

What do you want of me, Lord? Where do you want me to serve you? Where can I sing your praises? I am your song. Jesus, Jesus, you are my Lord.      Jesus, Jesus, you are the way. I hear you call my name, Lord, and I am moved within me. Your Spirit stirs […]

Holy Work

From Br. Joseph (Aug. 20, 2007) — Of all the holy works, the education of children is the most holy. — Saint Theophan the Recluse What an honor and privilege it is to be a teacher! (It is an even greater honor to be one who works behind the scenes to support teachers! You are […]

Never Too Late

As a recent convert, I find great comfort in today’s reading of Matthew 20:1-16, The Workers in the Vineyard: Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them […]

Faith and Works

Many Christians believe that faith alone is enough. I would like to rephrase that and say “just enough”, as in the bare minimum. Maybe they are right, but in light of my previous entry, I think that it is only half of the story. Jesus gave us two commandments, love God first and foremost, and […]

Faith vs. Works

Sunday’s readings (Ephesians 2:4-10 and John 3:14-21) reminded me of the old debate between faith vs. works. One side of the argument says that faith alone is enough to save you and get into heaven (see Ephesians 2:8). The other side says that you need faith plus good works to get you into heaven (see […]