Monthly Archives: July 2012

Site Update: “Summer Break”

From today through August 12th, Oboedire goes into “summer break” mode. I will post “The Holy Gospel” meditations for this period, but nothing else.  This includes the usual “First Day” post that would normally appear on August 1st. The daily … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: July 29, 2012 (Year B)

Read:  John 6:1-15 Meditation:  “Go Up Higher” Today’s lesson is the familiar story of the feeding of the 5,000.  Because it is an event that we normally explore from the vantage point of the feeding itself, I have decided to … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: Time Out Continues

Just a reminder that we’ll resume this weekly post on Friday, August 17, using Esther de Waal’s book Seeking God.  There’s still time to order a copy, so you can read along as we revisit The Rule using this classic … Continue reading

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Gleanings: A Life of Prayer

If you want a life of prayer, the way to get it is by praying.  Basil Pennington, Centering Prayer, p. 56.

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Shepherd’s Care: “Messy Ministry” (2)

Beyond the usual wear-and-tear of messy ministry, we have to also factor in the inevitable loss of “heroes.”   Even those who have significantly influenced us will eventually let us down somehow or other.  And whether we like it or not, … Continue reading

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Desert Wisdom: “Easting”

After dealing with the matter of praying “in your room in secret,” Bunge writes a comparatively long section on the early-Christian practice of facing East when praying.  For those of us who have grown up in a more free-church tradition, … Continue reading

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Listenings: A Few Common Elements: Service

Living together brings us close enough to each other that we can see how to serve the needs of others.  To live in loving community is to live in a caring community.  So, Nouwen includes service as the next feature … Continue reading

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