Blaise Pascal “Pensées”

Pascal's brilliant work "Pensées" is in reality notes he had put together for a book he planned to write. Pensées is French for thoughts and reflects the sporadic nature of this work; while loosely organized the work is definitely not completed. Still Pascal's brilliant and logical mind provides wonderful avenues for the reader to begin... Continue Reading →

Throwback on Matthew 25

These parables are like the former parable of the faithful servant, and of him that was ungrateful and devoured his Lord's goods. For there are four in all, in different ways admonishing us about the same things, I mean about diligence in almsgiving, and about helping our neighbor by all means which we are able... Continue Reading →

Wednesday with the Wesleys

Clap your hands, ye people all,Praise the God on Whom ye call;Lift your voice, and shout His praise,Triumph in His sovereign grace! Glorious is the Lord most High,Terrible in majesty;He His sovereign sway maintains,King o'er all the earth He reigns. Jesus is gone up on high,Takes His seat above the sky:Shout the angel-choirs aloud,Echoing to... Continue Reading →

Soren Kierkegaard

A 19th century Danish theologian/philosopher Kierkegaard is known as the father of existentialism (a philosophy that grounded itself in the human experience). His work centered on joining philosophy and ethics, trying to ground ideals within the human experience. While he is not readily known within the Church he has tremendous things to say for us.... Continue Reading →

Weekly Readings

First reading and Psalm Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 Second reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Gospel Matthew 25:1-13 Prayer: Lord, help me to be prepared for the day when I am to meet you, help me to choose the path of honor and the glory of your name. Lord I want to be counted with the... Continue Reading →

Throwback: 1 John 3:1-3

For the only Son of God, God, and one God with the Father, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, was in the beginning the Word, and the Word with God, the Word God. The rest that are made gods, are made by His own Grace, are not born of His Substance, that they should be... Continue Reading →

Phoebe Palmer

Known for her Tuesday prayer meetings, Phoebe Palmer was a Methodist lay-woman who helped spark revival throughout New York City. After having thus resolved on devoting the entire service of her heart and life to God, the following questions occasioned much serious solicitude:-- How shall I know when I have consecrated all to God? And... Continue Reading →

Prayer for the Week

O God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions, and though we are tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honor of Jesus Christ, our mediator and advocate. Amen. The Gregorian Sacramentary

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