Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Lent 10

In Conversation with God

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Me: "Why are you so silent? Why don't you ever speak to me?"

God: "I do, always, constantly."

Me: "I never hear you."

God: "Are you listening?"

Me: "I think I am. I try to hear you, to see you, to feel you, to know you, but all I ever hear or see is silence. It's enough to make one doubt."

God: "Maybe you don't understand my language."

Me: "Can you try another?"

God: "The language I'm using now is the...

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Tiny Crosses

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday

It's not the parts of Scripture that I don't understand that give me trouble, it's the ones that I do understand that are so difficult. "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." There's no twisting that verse no matter how hard I might try and I'm old enough to know what it means.

It means that when I have plans...

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