Tag Archives: tenderness

Mary, Mother

. With your warm hands heal me in your body know me to your darkness draw me at your breast hold me. For I was homesick, and you brought me home; I was alone, and now I am in touch; … Continue reading

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Cords of Human Kindness

“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.” (Hosea 11:4) Sometimes we have to look … Continue reading

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Love.

And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

This week is a time to remember God’s faithful and unfailing love… In all we feel blessed in, in all we struggle. We are held, we are cared about, and there is a trustworthy God who will live our lives with … Continue reading

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Radically Good

The gospel is radical. Did you know that…? I didn’t, for a long time. I knew the gospel to be God’s demanding rules on our self-denial and the framework for some kind of achievement scale. No kidding. And I took it seriously. And … Continue reading

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Daily Riches: Don’t Try Harder (John Ortberg and Richard Rohr)

Originally posted on Richer By Far:
“When you stretch, you don’t make it happen simply by trying harder. You must let go and let gravity do its work. You give permission, opening yourself to another, greater force. This is not…

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From Beauty to Love

I was reading a bit today about “the beauty of God”, and the difference between the power of attraction and power through hierarchies. The goodness and kindness and tenderness of God attracts us, and that’s a different kind of power than … Continue reading

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