Monthly Archives: December 2012

Listenings: Finding Our Time and Place

Nouwen addresses the practicalities associated with prayer:  time and place (p. 25).  Our commitment to prayer must be expressed at specific hours of the day and in particular locations. I agree with Nouwen that we pray best as we establish … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: December 30, 2012 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 2:41-52 Meditation:  “A Glimpse into Normality” We hardly have Christmas behind us before we are guided to read the story of Jesus when he was twelve years old.  We would feel like we’d been shot out of a … Continue reading

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In-Sight: God’s Best To You: Jesus!

Christ is born! Christ is born, indeed! Hallelujah! Jeannie and I wish you and your friends and family a blessed and joyous Christmas day!

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Site Update: “Christmas Break”

Except for the weekly “Holy Gospel” posting on December 29th, Oboedire will be on break until Monday, December 31st. Jeannie and I pray that you and your family will have a Blessed Christmas, in just a few days.  Many of … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: December 23, 2012 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 1:39-45 Meditation:  “Under the Influence.” Jesus influenced people even before his incarnation.  Mary’s announcement was enough to cause the child in Elizabeth’s womb to leap.  Elizabeth herself was filled with the Holy Spirit and literally shouted for joy … Continue reading

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In-Sight: The Vision Advent Casts

Before we go into our “Christmas break” here on Oboedire, I want to share a recent writing from Henri Nouwen (taken from Bread for the Journey) that was posted as one of his daily e-meditations.  It leaves us at the … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Rule: The Rule is Christ

It’s a fortunate thing to come to the final posting before Christmas—and before we take a brief break from posting at all—to hear de Waal say, “Christ is the beginning and the end of the Rule” (p. 34). This is … Continue reading

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