Friday, March 23, 2012

The Power of the Cross

From Thomas a Kempis:
"In the Cross is health, in the Cross is life, in the Cross is protection from enemies, in the Cross is heavenly sweetness, in the Cross strength of mind, in the Cross the joy of the spirit, in the Cross the height of virtue, in the Cross perfection of holiness. There is no health of the soul, no hope of eternal life, save for the Cross."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Reading About Prayer

From Lauren Winner:

"Because it is easier to read about praryer than to pray, I have selves full of books: meditations on the Lord's Prayer by a dozen different authors; scholarly accounts of prayer in the twelfth century, the eighteenth century ... sometimes I think that all this reading gets in the way, that the books become excuses, something to do in lieu of praying."

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hope for the Next Generation

A devotion from James H. Kurt:

"You are our hope. You come down from the mountain, from the glory on high, to dwell with the likes of us and save us from the devil's grasp, which has such a dire hold upon us and upon our children. Only by the grace of Your presence will this generation be saved. I'll not leave till this generation be saved."

Friday, March 02, 2012

N.T. Wright on Worship

From his book, Simply Jesus:

"All kingdom work is rooted in worship. Or, to put it the other way around, worshipping the God we see at work in Jesus is the most politically charged act we can ever perform. Christian worship declares that Jesus is Lord and that therefore, by strong implication, nobody else is."