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THE MASTERY OF TIME

The Mastery of Time

THE MASTERY OF TIME
 
He that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:16
 
“He that believeth shall not make haste.” That is to say, he won’t get rattled or hustled; he won’t let time get on top of him or dictate to him. Doesn’t that speak to all of us of something which deep down we wish were true of ourselves? Time, the enemy … How often do you hear people saying, – how often do you hear …

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Life as Prayer – Bishop David Walker

LIFE AS PRAYER
 
Bishop David Walker
 
“God is Spirit.” John iv. 24, (R.V., marg.)
 
“He is not far from each one of us: for in Him we live and move and have our being.”— ACTS xvii.27-8 (R.V.)
 
 
I am speaking to those who are bound together by the link of prayer, who seek communion with one another on an invisible plane and through a common surrender to an invisible love. And I wish to think with …

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PRAYER: Helps and Hindrances

PRAYER: HELPS AND HINDRANCES
Bishop David Walker
 
 

Lifestyle / Disordered life.

 
The principal contrast here is between a life which is lived from within, and one that is dominated from without. In the former case, the person deliberately introduces into life the things that will assist it, whereas in the latter, life is dominated by what comes from without, i.e. it is what others do which determines what happens in our life.
 

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The Present Moment as Prayer

THE PRESENT MOMENT AS PRAYER
Bishop David Walker
 
We take each moment for granted. It is here and gone, often without us noticing it or being aware of its importance and richness. Yet, in some sense, it is all we have. Someone once said that it is all we do have: the past is gone, the future is not yet here; this moment is everything. Our Christian tradition has always seen the moment as important. So important is it, …

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Spiritual Growth – Self-transcendence

Spiritual Growth
 
Bishop David Walker | August 2010
 
“Spirituality is the experience of consciously striving to integrate one’s life in terms, not of isolation and self-absorption, but of self-transcendence towards the ultimate value one perceives.” (Schneiders)
 

From acts to relationship;

from behaviour to personal response;
from morality to motivation;
from obedience to discipleship;
from practice to self-giving;
from “keeping the commandments” to living out of love;
from belief in God to God as the integrating centre …

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Humility – Teresa of Avila

Humility
 
1 “The mountain lords it over the molehill, but both are dwarfed by the stars.” (Oriental saying)
 
2. “The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.” (Phillips Brooks). “One of the best ways to acquire humility is to fix the following maxim in our mind: one …

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GOD’S LOVE FOR US

GOD’S LOVE FOR US
 
The awareness of God’s love, the appreciation that we have been loved by God, is a very important aspect of the Christian life. Some appreciation of his love for us may well come from reflecting on the following characteristics of that love.
 

God’s love is prior, first, before our love. This characteristic emphasises the initiative of God in loving us. In working with religion one must always begin with the divine initiative. John …

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Advent Lectio Reflection 4

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Advent Lectio Reflection 3

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Advent Lectio Reflection 2

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