Speaking of: being redeemed

May 28, 2011 — Leave a comment

Richard Rohr…said the opposite of holding on to control isn’t—as we tend to think—letting go….the opposite of holding on is participating in something larger than ourselves.

Heather King in Redeemed
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The Christian religion is only for one who needs infinite help. That is, only for one who feels infinite anguish. The whole earth can suffer no greater torment that a single soul. The Christian faith—as I see it—is one’s refuge in this ultimate torment. Anyone to whom it is given in this anguish to open his heart, instead of contracting it, accepts the means of salvation in his heart.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Seek the answer in God’s grace, not in doctrine;
In the longing of the will, not in the understanding;
In the sighs of prayer, not in research.

St. Bonaventure
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Never think that change is easy or that it comes suddenly or without pain. That is a storybook world. We are each the one to whom the question is addressed, “Do you want to recover?”
…it is a strange and frightening discovery to find that the sacrificial life that Christianity is talking about is the giving up of our chains to discover that what binds us is also what gives us comfort and a measure of feeling safe.

Elizabeth O’Connor
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This week’s special
Blessed be the Lord who has shown me the wonders of His love in a fortified city.
Psalm 31:21[and the epitaph to Redeemed]

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