Horses and dogs are fed AFTER my husband and I drink the first pot of coffee in bed and watch the news. The news this morning was as troublesome as the news was yesterday morning and the morning before that. “I don’t like the times we live in.” I said to my husband. Never before […]
St. Francis said, “Preach the gospel constantly. Use words if necessary.” The most powerful witness or testimony we have for the Lord is what others see when they observe us, not what we speak.
See how it burns, yet is not consumed! The burning bush that grabbed Moses’ attention in the desert of Horeb [Exodus 3: 3-4] is a metaphor for Christian testimony. Here was Moses just minding his own business tending sheep in the back of the desert when this instance of spontaneous combustion occurred. How are we like that burning bush?
Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us really know what it means to be held in the grip of the love of God. We tend so often to be controlled simply by our own experience.