|A Prayer Diary||
The Christ cannot be born fully in anyone who still wants anything for himself or herself and who does not want to give everything away to and for others.
In your humility, your embrace of simplicity, the gentleness of your words and generosity of your spirit, we see a living example of Jesus’s teachings, a leader whose moral authority comes not just through words, but through deeds.
Surround us with Your subtle and hidden prophets, and give us opportunities to entertain angels as we offer hospitality to the broken, to the immigrants, to the prisoners.
Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
The Bible frequently speaks in paradox, explaining truths not in terms of either/or but both/and: creation is both gloriously beautiful and tainted by sin’ humanity is both made in God’s image and fallen; Jesus is both fully human and fully divine; Christians are both redeemed from the curse of sin and still suffering its consequences.
Hilary Brand & Adrienne Chaplin
Let His most sweet name be joined to thy breath; and then shalt thou know the profit of silence.
St. Gregory the Theologian