Such a (completed) life requires relentless optimism, a bit of faith, and a short memory.
Lukewarm Living I know your words; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:15-16 The author of the Revelation to John received messages for each of the … Continue reading Lukewarm Living
Staying Awake Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38 Mindfulness is a popular buzzword these days. Be present to the moment. Be here now. Seize the day. We have many contemporary ways of saying what Jesus … Continue reading Staying Awake
Contemplative Practices, Part 2 Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. 1 Timothy 4:15 Contemplative practices do not have the same purpose as other things we practice. When we practice a musical instrument, we have a tangible goal to be able to play a song. We … Continue reading Contemplative Practices, Part 2
A Listening God Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer…If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their … Continue reading A Listening God
A Lonely God They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, … Continue reading A Lonely God