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Christians love one another. They never fail to help widows; they save orphans from those who would hurt them. If a man has something, he gives freely to the man who has nothing. If they see a stranger, Christians take him home and are happy, as though he were a real brother. They don't consider themselves brothers in the usual sense, but brothers instead through the Spirit, in God. And if they hear that one of them is in jail, or persecuted for professing the name of their redeemer, they all give him what he needs -- if it is possible, they bail him out. If one of them is poor and there isn't enough food to go around, they fast several days to give him the food he needs... This is really a new kind of person. There is something divine in them.
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Feast of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430


Thou lovest, without passion; art jealous, without anxiety; repentest, yet grievest not; art angry, yet serene; changest Thy works, Thy purpose unchanged; receivest again what Thou findest, yet didst never lose; never in need, yet rejoicing in gains; never covetous, yet exacting usury. Thou receivest over and above, that Thou mayest owe; and who hath aught that is not Thine? Thou payest debts, owing nothing; remittest debts, losing nothing. And that have I now said, my God, my life, my holy joy? or what saith any man when he speaks of Thee? Yet woe to him that speaketh not, since mute are even the most eloquent.
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Thou hast commanded,
and so it is, that every inordinate affection should be its own punishment.
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Whoever has Christ
in his heart, so that no earthly or temporal things -- not even those that
are legitimate and allowed -- are preferred to Him, has Christ as a foundation.
But if these things be preferred, then even though a man seem to have faith
in Christ, yet Christ is not the foundation to that man.
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The Holy Scriptures
are our letters from home.
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He enters by the
door who enters by Christ, who imitates the suffering of Christ, who is
acquainted with the humility of Christ so as to feel and know that, if
God became man for us, men should not think themselves God, but men. He
who, being man, wishes to appear God, does not imitate Him who, being God,
became man. Thou art not bid to think less of thyself than thou art, but
to know what thou art.
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Feast of Christina Rossetti, Poet,
1894



A Better Resurrection
I have no wit, no words, no tears;
My heart within me like a stone
Is numbed too much for hopes or fears.
Look right, look left, I dwell alone;
I lift mine eyes, but dimmed with grief
No everlasting hills I see;
My life is in the falling leaf:
O Jesus, quicken me.
My life is like a faded leaf,
My harvest dwindled to a husk:
Truly my life is void and brief
And tedious in the barren dusk;
My life is like a frozen thing,
No bud nor greenness can I see:
Yet rise it shall--the sap of spring;
O Jesus, rise in me.
My life is like a broken bowl,
A broken bowl that cannot hold
One drop of water for my soul
Or cordial in the searching cold;
Cast in the fire the perished thing;
Melt and remould it, till it be
A royal cup for Him, my King:
O Jesus, drink of me.
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But when does flesh
receive the bread which He calls His flesh? The faithful know and receive
the Body of Christ if they labor to be the body of Christ; and they become
the body of Christ if they study to live by the Spirit of Christ: for that
which lives by the Spirit of Christ is the body of Christ.
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Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367
Commemoration of Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde &
Cumbria, 603

He enters by the
door who enters by Christ, who imitates the suffering of Christ, who is
acquainted with the humility of Christ so as to feel and know that, if
God became man for us, men should not think themselves God, but men. He
who, being man, wishes to appear God, does not imitate Him who, being God,
became man. Thou art not bid to think less of thyself than thou art, but
to know what thou art.
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Feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 373


Both from the confession of the evil spirits and from the daily witness of His works, it is manifest, then, and let none presume to doubt it, that the Savior has raised His own body, and that He is very Son of God, having His being from God as from a Father, Whose Word and Wisdom and Whose Power He is. He it is Who in these latter days assumed a body for the salvation of us all, and taught the world concerning the Father. He it is Who has destroyed death and freely graced us all with incorruption through the promise of the resurrection, having raised His own body as its first-fruits, and displayed it by the sign of the cross as the monument to His victory over death and its corruption.
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In an authority so high [as Scripture], admit but one officious lie, and there will not remain a single passage of those apparently difficult to practice or to believe, which on the same most pernicious rule may not be explained as a lie uttered by the author willfully to serve a purpose.
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Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433


One can say: I will, but my body does not obey me; but not: My will does not obey me.
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Feast of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430

Too late came I to love thee, O thou Beauty so ancient and so fresh, yea too late came I to love thee. And behold, thou wert within me, and I out of myself, where I made search for thee: I ugly rushed headlong upon those beautiful things thou hast made. Thou indeed wert with me; but I was not with thee: these beauties kept me far enough from thee: even those, which unless they were in thee, should not be at all.
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God is not a deceiver, that he should offer to support us, and then, when we lean upon Him, should slip away from us.
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Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367

Commemoration of Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde & Cumbria, 603

Having made man in His own image, a rational being, He meant him to be lord only over irrational beings: not man set over man, but man set over beasts. The first cause of servitude is sin, by which man is subjected to man by the bonds of his condition... But by that nature in which God formerly created man, nobody is slave either to man or to sin.
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Feast of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430

Ye have enemies; for who can live on this earth without them? Take heed to yourselves: love them. In no way can thy enemy so hurt thee by his violence, as thou dost hurt thyself if thou love him not. And let it not seem to you impossible to love him. Believe first that it can be done, and pray that the will of God may be done in you. For what good can thy neighbor's ill do to thee? If he had no ill, he would not even be thine enemy. Wish him well, then, that he may end his ill, and he will be thine enemy no longer. For it is not the human nature in him that is at enmity with thee, but his sin.
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Feast of Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles

When our lives are focused on God, awe and wonder lead us to worship God, filling our inner being with a fullness we would never have thought possible. Awe prepares the way in us for the power of God to transform us and this transformation of our inner attitudes can only take place when awe leads us in turn to wonder, admiration, reverence, surrender, and obedience toward God.

... James Houston, The Transforming Power of Prayer

July 23, 2000
Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373


Christ came, not so much to preach the Gospel, as that there might be a Gospel to preach.
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Of this I am certain, that no one has ever died who was not destined to die some time. Now the end of life puts the longest life on a par with the shortest... And of what consequence is it what kind of death puts an end to life, since he who has died once is not forced to go through the same ordeal a second time? They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.
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They cast their nets in Galilee, just off the hills of brown;
Such happy, simple fisherfolk, before the Lord came down.
Contented, peaceful fishermen, before they ever knew
The peace of God that filled their hearts brimful, and broke them too.
Young John who trimmed the flapping sail, homeless in Patmos died.
Peter, who hauled the teeming net, head-down was crucified.
The peace of God, it is no peace, but strife closed in the sod;
Yet, brothers, pray for but one thing -- the marvelous peace of God.
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Commemoration of Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer, 1877

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
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Commemoration of Samuel Seabury, First Anglican Bishop in North America,
1796

God will not hold
us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination,
and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these
truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, 0 Lord,
Thou knowest. Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound
of God's omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will
never make saints.
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