From: Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer Home Peace is the fruit of love. The “yes” to our belonging to God’s great household is the seed from which peace unfolds. D. H. Lawrence suggests this in a poem which he entitled “PAX,” the Latin word for “peace.” There is a close link between the Roman concept of pax and pietas. This poem hinges on the link between the two. All that matters is to be at one with the living God To be a creature in the house of the God of Life. Like a [...]
From The Way of the Cross At last the pitiful procession has reached the foot of Calvary. Once more Christ is to go up into a mountain, this time for the last time. Here he is at last at the end of the Via Crucis, at the foot of the mountain, and with him Simon of Cyrene, the stranger who is sharing the weight of his cross; the two thieves who were led out with him, one on each side; and surrounding them, holding the crowds back with their spears and goading the condemned men to the last [...]
Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, “Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” (And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what [...]
The Breastplate of Fursa
May the yoke of the Law of God be upon this shoulder,
The coming of the Holy Spirit on this head,
The sign of Christ on this forehead;
The hearing of the Holy Spirit in these ears,
The smelling of the Holy Spirit in this nose;
The vision that the people of Heaven have be in these eyes,
The speech of the people of Heaven in this mouth;
The work of the church of God in these hands,
The good of God and of neighbor in these feet.
May God dwell in this heart,
And this person belong entirely to God, the Father.