Friday, July 12, 2024

A Prayer from Paul VI

Make us worthy, Lord,
To serve our fellow men throughout the world
Who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands, this day their daily bread,
And by our understanding love,
Give peace and joy.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Evangeliad (29:35-38)

Section 29:35-38 (corresponding to Matt. 20:9-12):

So those who had worked but an hour all came,
And the vineyard owner gave them their pay:
A denarius was pressed into each hand,
The same reward given to every man.

When came the men who had labored all day,
They, seeing the others receive their pay,
Assumed that in their case, more was enjoined,
But they too received a denarius coin.

The men protested and answered in wrath,
'We've labored all day in your fields and paths!
And yet you assign us what you gave those men
Who scarcely toiled, made us equal to them?'

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Photo of the Week

Earth, with her ten thousand flowers,
Air, with all its beams and showers,
Heaven’s infinite expanse,
Sea’s resplendent countenance—
All around and all above
Bear this record: God is love.

- from a hymn by Thomas Rawson Taylor

Monday, July 08, 2024

Quote of the Week

“We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.”

- A. W. Tozer

Monday, June 24, 2024

A Two-Week Break from Blogging

I'm taking a couple weeks off from the blog for a family vacation and to spend a little time working on my book manuscript and a research article. Normal posts will resume on Monday, July 8.

Friday, June 21, 2024

A Prayer from a Traditional Collect

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.