Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Praying when weak

I often tell people who say they are struggling with prayer to quit trying to pray like a Pharisee and learn to pray like a Publican. We often want to pray from strength – to approach God when we at least feel spiritually alive. The Publican refuses to lift his eyes to heaven. The contradiction of his life and the goodness of God are more than he can bear. And yet he prays. And, ironically, it is he who goes down to his house justified rather than the Pharisee.

Father Stephen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Reasons to not read the Bible

Reasons 4th century Christians gave for not reading the Bible, from St. John Chysostom via Presbytera Jeannie. From another podcast I've started listening to and highly recommend, Search the Scriptures.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Be still

The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still.
Exodus 14:14

Sunday, March 07, 2010


We are called upon not to be successful, but to be faithful.
Mother Teresa

Friday, March 05, 2010

Living and dying

To live as a Christian is impossible. As a Christian you can only die.

Elder Sophrony via Fr. Zacharias (24 MB MP3)