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Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

Come down, O Christ, and help me! reach Thy hand

For I am drowning in a stormier sea

Than Simon on the the lake of Galilee:

The wine of life is spilt upon the sand,

My heart is as some famine-murdered land

Whence all good things have perished utterly,

And well I know my soul in Hell must lie

If I this night before God's throne must stand.

He sleeps perchance, or rideth to the chase,

Like Baal, when his prophets holed that name

From morn to noon on Carmel's smitten height.

Nay, peace! I shall behold, before the night,

The feet of brass, the robe more white than flame,

The wounded hands, the weary human face.
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The New Testament is uniformly consistent in seeing something as being wrong in man himself... These analyses of man are based on man's responsibility for his evil actions; they are not saying that it is simply his motions that have gone astray: it is man's will that is the central problem.
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Commemoration of Denys, Bishop of Paris, & his Companions, Martyrs, 258

Commemoration of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, 1253

Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty reasons why He should grant this, or that; He knows best what is good for us. If your boy should ask you [for] a suit of clothes, and give you reasons, would you endure it? You know his needs better than he: let him ask a suit of clothes.
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Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901

As a good Christian should consider every place as holy, because God is there, so he should look upon every part of his life as a matter of holiness, because it is offered unto God. The profession of a clergyman is a holy profession, because it is a ministration in holy things, an attendance at the alter. But worldly business is to be made holy unto the Lord, by being done as a service unto Him, and in conformity to His Divine will.
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Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher,

It is a great mystery
of divine love, that not even in Christ was exception made of the death
of the body; and although He was the Lord of nature, He refused not the
law of the flesh which He had taken upon Him. It is necessary for me to
die; for Him it was not necessary.
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We have peace with
God by the righteousness of Christ, and peace of conscience by the fruits
of righteousness in ourselves.
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Who rises from
prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
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To bear with patience
wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience
wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual
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Feast of Joseph of Nazareth
O Lord our God,

Who has called us to serve You,

In the midst of the world's affairs,

When we stumble, hold us;

When we fall, lift us up;

When we are hard pressed with evil, deliver us;

When we turn from what is good, turn us back;

And bring us at last to Your glory.
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Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher,

I had one brother
almost of my own age, whom I loved best... We used to read the lives of
the Saints together. And when I read of the martyrdoms which they suffered
for the love of God, I used to think that they had bought their entry into
God's presence very cheaply. Then I fervently longed to die like them,
not out of any conscious love for Him, but in order to attain, as quickly
as they had, those joys which, as I read, are laid up in Heaven. I used
to discuss with my brother ways and means of becoming martyrs, and we agreed
to go together to the land of the Moors, begging our way for the love of
God, so that we might be beheaded there. I believe that our Lord had given
us courage enough even at that tender age, if only we could have seen a
way. But our parents seemed to us a very great hindrance.
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Feast of All Saints
O Lord! how happy should we be,

If we could leave our cares to Thee,

If we from self could rest;

And feel at heart that One above,

In perfect wisdom, perfect love,

Is working for the best.

For when we kneel and cast our care

Upon our God in humble prayer,

With strengthened souls we rise,

Sure that our Father Who is nigh,

To hear the ravens when they cry,

Will hear His children's cries.

O may these anxious hearts of ours

The lesson learn from birds and flowers,

And learn from self to cease,

Leave all things to our Father's will,

And in His mercy trusting still,

Find in each trial peace!
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Feast of Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387

Augustine shows
clearly the religious character of sin. Sin for him is not a moral failure;
it is not even disobedience. Disobedience is a consequence but not the
cause. The cause is: turning away from God, and from God as the highest
good, as the love with which God loves Himself, through us. For this reason,
since sin has this character -- if you say sins, it is easily dissolved
into moral sins; but sin is first of all basically the power of turning
away from God. For this very reason, no moral remedy is possible. Only
one remedy is possible: return to God. But this of course is possible only
in the power of God, and this power is lost. This is the state of man under
the conditions of existence.
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The Divine Perfections.

How shall I praise th' eternal God,

That Infinite Unknown?

Who can ascend his high abode,

Or venture near his throne?

The great invisible! He dwells

Conceal'd in dazzling light:

But his all-searching eye reveals

The secrets of the night.

Those watchful eyes that never sleep,

Survey the world around;

His wisdom is the boundless deep,

Where all our thoughts are drown'd.

He knows no shadow of a change,

Nor alters his decrees;

Firm as a rock his truth remains,

To guard his promises.

Justice, upon a dreadful throne,

Maintains the rights of God;

While mercy sends her pardons down,

Bought with a Saviour's blood.

Now to my soul immortal King,

Speak some forgiving word;

Then `twill be double joy to sing

The glories of my Lord.
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Feast of Hugh, Carthusian Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200

More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
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Jesus is our mouth, through which we speak to the Father; He is our eye, through which we see the Father; He is our right hand through which we offer ourselves to the Father. Unless He intercedes, there is no intercourse with God.
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If thou believest
that Christ was crucified for the sins of the world, thou must with Him
be crucified... If thou refusest to comply with this order, thou canst
not be a living member of Christ, nor be united with Him by faith.
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Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326

(1) God's children ought to walk in constant amazement of spirit as to God, His nature, and works. (2) The glorifying of God is the great work of God's children. (3) Delightful privacy with God argues strong affection. (4) Frequent prayer an argument of much of God's Spirit; true prayer is the pouring out of the heart to God; God's children are most in private with God; the prayers of God's people most respect spiritual mercies; God's people wait for and rest in God's answer. (5) God's people are sensible of their unworthiness. (6) God Himself is regarded as the portion of His people. (7) Ready obedience to God. (8) The patience of God's children under God's hand. (9) The mournful confession of God's people. (10) God's people long after God in an open profession of His ordinances. (11) Their hearts are ready and prepared. (12) God's people's sense of their own insufficiencies.
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Commemoration of Albrecht Dürer, artist, 1528, and Michelangelo Buonarrotti, artist, spiritual writer, 1564

Sweep away the illusion of Time; glance, if thou have eyes, from the near moving-cause to the far-distant Mover. The stroke that came transmitted through a whole galaxy of elastic balls, was it less a stroke than if the last ball only had been struck, and sent flying? Oh, could I transport thee direct from the Beginnings to the Endings, how were thy eyesight unsealed, and thy heart set flaming in the Light-sea of celestial wonder! Then sawest thou that this fair Universe, were it in the meanest province thereof, is in very deed the star-domed City of God; that through every star, through every grass-blade, and most through every Living Soul, the glory of a present God still beams. But Nature, which is the Time-vesture of God and reveals Him to the wise, hides Him from the foolish.
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Commemoration of Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099

Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.
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Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304

Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784

Almighty and most merciful Father, I again appear in Thy presence the wretched misspender of another year which Thy mercy has allowed me. O Lord let me not sink into total depravity, look down upon me, and rescue me at last from the captivity of sin. Impart to me good resolutions, and give me strength and perseverance to perform them. Take not from me Thy Holy Spirit, but grant that I may redeem the time lost, and that by temperance and diligence, by sincere repentance and faithful obedience I may finally attain everlasting happiness, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
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The deceit, the lie of the devil consists of this, that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God's Word. Thus he dangles before man's fantasy a kingdom of faith, of power, and of peace, into which only he can enter who consents to the temptations; and he conceals from men that he, as the devil, is the most unfortunate and unhappy of beings, since he is finally and eternally rejected by God.
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