Monthly Archives: April 2015

Not my own will

We have to make strenuous  efforts when  we  first try  to return  to where  we fell from.  For  we  resent  abandoning our own desires, and we think  that  we can carry  out  both  God’s wishes and our  own  – which … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Christ

38. Contrition is one thing, self-knowledge is another, humility is another.  39. Contrition is the result of a fall. He who falls is crushed and stands in prayer without boldness but with praiseworthy persistence, as one who is shattered, steadying … Continue reading

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The Son of the Carpenter

Glory be to Thee, Who didst lay Thy cross as a bridge over death, that souls might pass over upon it Continue reading

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