Monthly Archives: November 2012

Giving Instructions

‘The seniors at the beginning don’t always give instructions according to the book, but sometimes a bit off-centre.’ Continue reading

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The Key to My Door

Abba Lot had a saying ‘It is you who have the key to my door’ Continue reading

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Let us Live Soberly

“We in our places of calm can be sunk by very complacency, having loosed our hold on the rudder of righteousness.”
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A Ship Laden with Precious Gifts

“This young monk seems to me to be like a merchant ship laden with precious gifts, but who knows whether it will ever reach port?” Continue reading

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