Friday, 29 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Division


O Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, thou didst promise to abide with us always. Thou dost call all Christians to draw near and partake of thy Body and Blood. But our sin has divided us and we have no power to partake of thy holy eucharist together. We confess this our sin and we pray thee, forgive us and help us to serve the ways of reconciliation according to thy will. 

Sergei Bulgakov, cited by Militza Zernov in "Unity and Disunity Today," Sobornost, Vol. VIII, No. 1 [1986], pp. 2327.) 

Monday, 18 November 2013

A voyage


Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. 


Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337)

Thanks to Rhymeswithplague blog, 12.11.13

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Desire

The single desire that dominated my search for delight was simply to love and be loved.
St Augustine, Confessions II:ii

Friday, 8 November 2013

Attentive to where I am standing

...For when I am attentive to where I am standing, I will also be attentive to where the other is standing, and only then will I be truly prepared to listen to them.  

Esther de Waal, Living On The Border

Monday, 4 November 2013

Falling and rising

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. 

Tito Colliander, The Way Of The Ascetics