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It is the illusion of strength that separates me from life leaving me unconscious of the Divine Presence that is the source of true power.

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Yeshua says: Happy are you who are poor.
For yours is the kingdom of heaven.

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20 Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said:

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Every Sunday I call people forward to communion with a short invitation.

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Brother Christian de Cherge’s second pillar of peace is deeply counterintuitive.

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The most important question in the face of terror is not how can I understand what has happened, how can I get even, or how can I guarantee my security. The most important question is, “How might I respond in a way that might genuinely promote peace?”

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What makes people generous?

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I stand on the edge of circumstances I cannot control. There are so many situations I am powerless to fix. Every day I encounter difficult realities I cannot change.

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Four years ago today, I posted reflections on Anatoli Kuznetsov’s extraordinary novel, Babi Yar A Document in the Form of a Novel. https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/babi-yar-1/ Read the rest of this entry »

The desert was created simply to be itself, not to be transformed by men into something else. So too the mountain and the sea. The desert is therefore the logical dwelling place for the man who seeks to be nothing but himself – that is to say, a creature solitary and poor and dependent upon no one but God, with no great projects standing between himself and his Creator. 6

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