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Perceiving God in Action

“The thing is, if we are offspring of a living God in Whom we live and move and have our being, then we should be able to be very concrete and clear about where we see God moving in the world around us. In our parish life, for sure, but also in the world at large; we should not be able to pick up a newspaper without seeing God at work in its pages.”

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Unexpected Wonder

“But that’s the thing about critics of those of us who point to the gaps in our knowledge as places to discover God: they miss out on the wonder, the awe, the wide-eyed stare of an inquiring child that we all can embody if we only allow ourselves to be inspired and amazed and blown away by the awesome power of God’s creation.”

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Abide in Him

“I’ll admit it wasn’t until after becoming Christian that I truly began to examine the structural evils of the present day, and how Christianity has played a part in them. But by then, something had changed in me: Christianity was my home.”

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Seeking God’s Friendship (Not Purgation)

“But what we actually desire from a friend isn’t to be purged of the undesirable parts of ourselves. What we truly desire is to be accepted and loved; and this same desire shows itself in the actual longings of the psalmist.”

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