Lent 2022 | Day 4: Remember

What is the purpose of remembering? It is to give you a chance to relive and rehearse what you’ve been through without necessarily having to live through it again. One of the obstacles we have to overcome when engaging in a time of remembering is dealing with emotions that haven’t been addressed or have gone unresolved. These memories are important even when we do not … Continue reading Lent 2022 | Day 4: Remember

“and wherever you go, there you are.”

Here’s the longer quote from Thomas á Kempis: “No one feels in his heart what Christ felt in his Passion, except the person who suffers as he did. So, the cross is always ready and waits for you everywhere. You cannot escape it no matter where you run, for wherever you go, you are burdened with yourself, and wherever you go, there you are. Look … Continue reading “and wherever you go, there you are.”

Confessions of a Functional Deist

Sometimes we assume too much about how far we have traveled down the road of spiritual maturity. We assume that we have gone farther than we actually have. We talk with too much confidence about what we know; pretend at having more insight than we actually possess; greater wisdom than we have actually attained. I know that has been a part of my story. I have learned a few lessons along the way, but I try and remind myself that if I am not careful I can slip back into bad patterns of living.
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