#CCLent17 / Day 16 / March 18 / New, not just improved!

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!  (2 Cor. 5:17) C.S. Lewis anyone? In The Magician’s Nephew, the Narnia book that explores creation, Aslan, the ‘Christ-Lion’ turns an old horse named Strawberry into a winged horse named Fledge (from an Old-English […]

#CCLent17 / Day 15 / March 17 / A prayer from the real St. Patrick

Today is St. Patrick’s day. Another Hallmark holiday? Good excuse for a party? A few facts about 5th century Patrick: He wasn’t Irish! He was from Scotland. He wasn’t the first missionary to Ireland but was the most fruitful. He had been a slave in pre-Christian Ireland as a teenager and returned, years after escaping, to preach the Gospel. […]

#CCLent17 / Day 14 / March 16 / See Christ everywhere!

Yesterday I quoted Kallistos Ware’s summary of his prayer life:  First, is “Create Silence!” Second is, “See Christ Everywhere!” This also is spoken by Augustine in the 4th century North African church. His words here reflect Jesus’ words in Matthew 25. God is constantly speaking; “everywhere present and filling all things…” Go into your day today with […]

#CCLent17 / Day 13 / March 15 / “Create Silence!”

Kallistos Ware, who lives in Oxford, England spoke a few years ago at Wheaton College and at North Park University in Chicago. He summarized a beautiful talk on prayer with 2 phrases: Create Silence! and See Christ Everywhere! Today we look at silence. Mother Theresa of Calcutta wrote this about silence. Ponder each statement: The […]