Worth Remembering

In Christianity on June 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Don’t know about you, but it is impossible for me to read without a yellow highlighter and a fine-point black pen. My Bible is well marked and books I read are re-indexed, with notes at the back related to highlighted passages.

Reading this way provides a continuing source of riches for meditation, drawn from centuries of Christian discipleship. Passages that are most helpful — or the most challenging, in areas where I need to be a better disciple — are transferred to my prayer journal for daily review.

Periodically I’ll post some of these notes to Christianity Richly, with hopes they may prove useful, God willing, to you as well.

As an encouragement to pray daily:  “They returned to the port of pure prayer, where they fixed the anchor of their intentions.” –St. Anselm of Cantebury (†1109)

As a reminder of what gratitude I owe the Lord  for full communion in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church:  “I, through the greatness of Your love, have access to Your House.” –Psalm 5 (Grail translation)

As a challenge to live in ever-increasing holiness; to do the right things:  “If the good pleasure of God sets limits to the exercise of our particular faculties, he puts none on the exercise of the will.” –Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade, SJ (from Magnificat, July 27, 2011, on the third anniversary of my entry into the Church)

May God bless each one of us as we seek to know Christ more fully, that we may love him more completely, and follow him more faithfully. Christianity Richly!

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