Day: July 24, 2012

Ode to Joy

Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness Let us be still in the presence of God. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be. (A New Zealand Prayer Book Night Prayer p. 184)

Learned helplessness

in the church, we hear things like: “We don’t have enough people. We don’t have enough resources. We don’t have enough time. We tried something new before and it didn’t work.” These are all the words of people infected with learned helplessness.

Thomas à Kempis

Commemoration of Thomas à Kempis, monk, priest, and writer Psalm 33:1-5, 20-21 Ecclesiastes 9:11-18 Ephesians 4:32-5:2 Luke 6:17-23 Man proposes, but God disposes. Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen. Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong. All men commend patience, although few are willing to …

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