Thursday, March 04, 2010

Quotation : Msgr Romano Guardini

We can do nothing better than place ourselves and all that we have in God's sight: "Behold me!" Let us put away the fear that prevents us. Let us abandon the sloth, the pretense of independence, and the pride. "Look at the good! Look at the shortcomings! The ugly, the unjust, the evil, the wicked, everything -- look at it, O God!"

Sometimes it is impossible to alter something or other. But let him see it at any rate. Sometimes one cannot honestly repent. But let him see that we cannot yet repent. none of the shortcomings and evil in our lives are fatal so long as they confront his gaze. The very act of placing ourselves in his sight is the beginning of renewal. Everything is possible so long as we begin with God. But everything is in danger once we refuse to place ourselves and our lives in his sight.

via Magnificat, March 2010, meditation for Monday the 1st

Quotation : St John Chrysostom

The instruments of God are always the humble.

found in Not By Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2004 (Liturgical Press), p. 31

Monday, March 01, 2010

Still here

Possibly upcoming: an excerpt from a Magnificat meditation, or an excerpt from John Baillie's lovely small book, A Diary of Private Prayer.

I shall return! (Eventually.)