Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hope. Help.

This is the rule of most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good. 

For nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ 
as caring for their neighbors.

           ----St. John Chrysostom

Monday, December 30, 2013

To Leave the Rich Empty

“Jesus Christ came to blind those who saw clearly, and to give sight to the blind; to heal the sick, and leave the healthy to die; to call to repentance and to justify sinners, and to leave the righteous in their sins; to fill the needy, and leave the rich empty.”

Blaise Pascal, Thoughts

Why Jesus came is a post from: Ray Ortlund

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mixing with Sinners

Lord, what you call compassion, others call weakness. What you call conviction, others call dissidence. What you call love, others call mixing with sinners. We pray that we too might be found weak, dissident, and in bad company, especially if it means we are closer to you. Amen. 

    --Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals