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Entry or Exit?

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Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

– Tom Stoppard

The Feast of the Holy Family

May the Word of God find a home in you

May the Word of God find a home in you

From today’s second reading, Colossians 3:

Let the message of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God; and never say or do anything except in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God

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O Emmanuel, Come!

O Emmanuel, Come!

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

Jesus showed us his kingship as the Suffering Servant

Jesus lived out his kingship as the Suffering Servant

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay.

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O Come, King of Nati

O Come, King of Nations!

How to Open Doors

toulouse_061307_017If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open.

– Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Alchemical Wisdom

Letting the Light Shine Through

People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Stained glass window in the cathedral in Chartres, France

Stained glass window in the cathedral in Chartres, France

The Well is Deep

There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there too. But more often stones and grit block the well, and God is buried beneath. Then God must be dug out again.

– Etty Hillesum, from The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941-1943

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Drop a plumb line down your well