Monthly Archives: August 2004

I like lists.

Below you will find two lists from a book I’m reading by Matthew the Poor. I’m a “lists person.” When I was doing my clinical work my fellow chaplains said that when I died I could check that off my … Continue reading

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Asceticism

1. We should not see austerity, or asceticism, as an end in itself. Neither should we delight in practicing it to the exclusion of everything else. By doing so we are only allowing it to distract us from progressing toward … Continue reading

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Ego

1. Never rely on your own wisdom or might or on human strength in any of your works. Otherwise, your mind will become dim and your insight blurred, thus blocking the way for grace to enter you and show you … Continue reading

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The Wait

It was only a dream. Yet, for an eternal moment I felt as if I were the only person in the universe, floating through a vast darkness — no light, anywhere. Then, off in the distance, I saw a blinding … Continue reading

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Union with God

[T]he union of man with God, or deification, is a legitimate aim to seek. This is due to the preexisting union between divinity and humanity in the incarnation. It is Christ, then, who has set it before us as an … Continue reading

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One Flew Over the Onion Dome

Several years ago when I was still serving in the Russian Church Abroad, Fr David Moser invited me to deliver a presentation at the Southwest Deanery Clergy Retreat in San Francisco, entiled: “American Converts and the Pastoral Issues They Bring … Continue reading

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Same Sex Unions?

Huw has some thoughts worth a read.

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