Tag Archives: love

Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith. Day 4: Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier: co-founder of the Jesuits. Francis Xavier: a man who lived in simplicity and risked his life to take the gospel to other lands where it had never before been shared. Francis Xavier: a man who, frustrated by the … Continue reading

Posted in Advent Book Club 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advent Book Club 2017: Unearthly Beauty by Magdalen Smith Day 3: Charles de Foucauld

The contemplative in action. Contemplative because his life was grounded in silent prayerful adoration of the Other (simply gazing in his mind’s eye on the Other), the Being who gives us all being, the I AM. In action because, rooted … Continue reading

Posted in Advent Book Club 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Topsy-turvy

Topsy-turvy kingdom rules – Surely these were made for fools! Things that Jesus says – though jewels, they Turn things on their head. ‘Work for God’s kingdom night and day – Don’t count the cost!’ we’ve heard Him say. But … Continue reading

Posted in lectionary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Voices

Ceaseless whispers hissing in my soul, Voices urging loss of self-control. ‘Hurt, destroy yourself! You don’t belong! These people are too good for you! Be gone!’ Ceaseless whispers sending me away, Away into dark tomb where light of day No … Continue reading

Posted in lectionary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driven by love

Burning like fire in the heart of the soul, Jesus, the Son of God, comes to make whole All those who lie dead in darkness and night – Jesus, the Son of God, comes to bring light. Reaching out, touching … Continue reading

Posted in lectionary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiness

The ears of my Lover Hear my cry Swift to respond To my heartfelt sigh The eyes of my Lover Look deep inside, Bring all to light, Leaving nowhere to hide The touch of my Lover Sears my soul Refiner’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shells

Crashing Smashing Turning Churning Breakers Lifting Shifting Twisting Tossing Shells Smacking Cracking Breaking Shattering Dashing against Each other Caught in the Grasp of the Sea Powerless to Drag themselves Free Then as the Tide turns, the Shells are left Lying … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment