Seeds

“Nothing is more practical than finding God."

I’m excited. Over the next few months we are going to be focusing on Scripture as a way and a place to encounter the living God. I’ve told the story before about the Christian college professor who was asked by a student, “What’s most important — prayer or studying the Scriptures?” He answered, “What’s more important …

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On Sunday I suggested that we shouldn’t see Martha’s way of loving Jesus as being inferior to Mary’s way of loving Jesus. (If you’re not familiar with the story, read Luke 10:38-42.) The problem, says Luke, was that Martha allowed herself to be “distracted  by all the preparations that had to be done.” Luke doesn’t …

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There was a time when I did quite a bit of reading about Benedictine spirituality. The Rule of St. Benedict is the guiding light for most Christian monastic communities in the world today, even the ones that don’t call themselves Benedictine. When Sharon and I lived in Michigan, we periodically visited and retreated at St. Gregory’s Abbey, …

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