Who is Christ for Us Today?

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Grace Before Meals

Grace Before Meals No formal dress will be required but you must come like a child to an ice-cream truck. Class-spilling gestures are preferred to submissive hands in the lap. Belching is a compliment to the chef and pushing peas on the fork with your thumb is blessed by God. But you may not pass the potatoes unless you come with it; and if you insist on twisting a sulking spoon in your soup, you will be asked for your thoughts without the pay of a penny. Now before conversation tthere must bbe silence or else why do batons ppause before symphonies begin. For our subterranean prayers, the wordless...
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Be Grateful for Doubt

The fact is that all the great spiritual models of the ages before us found themselves, at one point or another, plunged into doubt, into darkness, into the certainty of uncertainty: Augustine, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, John the Baptist, Thomas, Peter, one after another of them all wondered, and wavered, and believed beyond belief. Surely, then, doubt is something to be grateful for, something about which to sing an alleluia. Unlike answers that presume the static nature of God and the spiritual life, doubt stretches us beyond ourselves to the guidance of a God whose face is...
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Be Grateful for Doubt

The fact is that all the great spiritual models of the ages before us found themselves, at one point or another, plunged into doubt, into darkness, into the certainty of uncertainty: Augustine, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart, John the Baptist, Thomas, Peter, one after another of them all wondered, and wavered, and believed beyond belief. Surely, then, doubt is something to be grateful for, something about which to sing an alleluia. Unlike answers that presume the static nature of God and the spiritual life, doubt stretches us beyond ourselves to the guidance of a God whose face is...
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To Pope Benedict: Be Catholic!  

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