Review: A Christmas Carol

There is little wonder why this book has become a classic. Find yourself a copy, gather your family together, and read this short tale of a man who found his Help and a new life on the night before Christmas.

Morning thoughts on “Learning in Wartime”

You would be surprised if you knew how soon one begins to feel the shortness of the tether, of how many things, even in middle life, we have to say ‘“No time for that,” “Too late now,” and “Not for me”… A more Christian attitude, which can be attained at any age, is that of …

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Morning thoughts on “The Weight of Glory”

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant …

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A New Creation

A friend of mine posted on Facebook how reading ones old writings from the past, say in high school, and remembering who you used to be can be cringey. You remember the nasty things you said, the ignorant things you felt, and how sometimes you were just plain dumb. I also thought of how sad …

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Fishing for the Sick

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to …

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