Guide, guard, protect

This Catholic devotional site uses the same three verbs here that some of our people use in prayer:

These words from the Prophet Isaiah speak of the care God has for his people, watching over them at every moment, to guard them, guide them, protect them.

Maybe it’s a coincidence. If not, where’s the source for this usage? That would be fascinating to know.

Evangelism bad, evangelist good?

  1. Ironic that many in the church think it’s wrong to do evangelism (that old postmodernist view) while the word “evangelist” has become a popular secular term.

  2. Prayer sites, more than Bible-related sites, are problematic. It’s one thing to filter through denominational language and doctrines while reading, quite another to do it for prayer.

  3. This is not a bad description of God’s jealousy: “God’s passionate commitment to God’s people.”

  4. The Taizé people sing, “God is nothing but love.” God in our own image here? God is love, certainly, says 1 John 4.8, 16, but he is more than love.

  5. Create a Now page. Cool idea.

  6. An original verse: From now till then, from here to there, / With thumbs on a phone glued to your chair.

  7. A Bible verse: “The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is majestic” Psalm 29.4 GW.

Too deep for me

Here’s one for you: A course on “Centering Prayer as Purification, Illumination, Union.”

“we will focus on how the practice of Centering Prayer serves as a doorway into a process that involves a downward movement into one’s inmost being to what’s blocking the free flow of grace and a rising movement of the influence of the Divine Indwelling within, which awakens an awareness of the immense love and goodness that is at the heart of all creation. Ultimately, this results in the transformation of our entire being.”

Does anybody understand this?! (It’s too deep for me.) And only for $79.95!