2022 Recommitment Lectionary: Becoming Faithful

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In the struggle to become Christ’s Body, we have only one weapon and one alone: Love…. Love is what first softened your heart and mine. Love brought us into the struggle. Love alone has the power to break hearts open so that we will all lay down our defenses and join in the cosmic movement toward a new heaven, a new earth, in a Holy City whose foundation is Love.

Gordon Cosby,
Seized by the Power of a Great Affection: Meditations on the Divine Encounter, p. 41

What does it mean to become faithful?

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2022 Trinity Lectionary: Wisdom is Calling

I have come to understand that the voice of God is all around me. God is not a silent God. God is speaking to me all the time. In everything. Through everyone. I am only now beginning to listen, let alone to hear.

Joan Chittister,
Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir, p.185

What are you listening to?

 

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2022 Easter Lectionary: Good News on the Other Side

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We have heard so much tragic news that when the news is good we cannot hear it. But the proclamation of Easter Day is that all is well. … I say this not with the easy optimism of one who has never known a time when all was not well but as one who has faced the cross in all its obscenity as well as in all its glory, who has known one way or another what it is like to live separated from God.

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2022 Lent Lectionary: Trusting God

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope. 

Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, p.26

What do you need to trust God for right now?

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