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Affliction

One of the things which I afflict myself with during Lent is to join an ecumenical housegroup. Actually last year’s was very good and I enjoyed it - possibly because there were several other Catholics in the group. But this year I am the only Catholic and am having the interesting experience of finding out what passes for Christianity in the United Reform Church and the Baptist Church these days.

Sadly they seem to have fallen from their former evangelical glory - in fact I have the odd experience of being the most evangelical member of the group. We are studying the Beatitudes, which I am relieved to find out are not the complete challenge to my every assumption that I thought they were, but are simply exhortations to give a bit more money to charity, be nice to other people and make sure we recycle.

I exaggerate a bit of course - but sadly not that much!

Tonight we are doing “Blessed are the merciful” and “Blessed are the pure in heart”. I’m interested to see from the course booklet that “they will see God” means that we will “recognise the possible, and God as the source of all our ‘possibility thinking’”.

Hmm…

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 12:59PM by Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis | Comments5 Comments

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I was doing a Google search on spiritual communion and saw an earlier post. Since your description of the gracious communion you received at the Anglican and then Catholic Church mirrors my own, I wanted to thank you for the post. I have been writing about my/our journey at Protestant and Catholic at Critical Mass for two years.

It looks like The Master has put you in a good place to encourage and challenge toward holy living and right thinking. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Dear Nancy

Thank you for your comment. I gave your blog a quick look and found it very interesting. I loved the bit about "Did they realize the Father’s plan for mankind’s redemption centered on the response of a *teenager*?"

I have made a mental note to go back to it and read it in more detail. God bless you on your journey.

April 1, 2009 | Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis

Thank you too for your kind comments and your request for God's blessing. I have put your journal in my favorites and have shared it with my husband.

Nancy

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Hello there,

I was trying to write again nowadays now that I am in college. But still I do not know what to write about for pleasure or for practice. And so, I tried to write about my faith in God. I searched in google, "journal writing for God" and your blog came out, which is a blessing to know right?. I am reading all of your posts so far. It seems like God has given you awesome writing skills for His glory. I wish I could write like you.

Maria

April 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Thanks, Maria, for your kind comments. The best advice on writing is not to wait around for inspiration to come but keep writing and the inspiration will come through that.

April 26, 2009 | Registered CommenterSi Fractus Fortis

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