Entries by CCNA

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The Mission of Failure

Failure seems like such a negation. I did not…. It points to the fact that we are imperfect, incomplete; that our reach exceeds our grasp. Yet hidden in that very fact is a positive. I did try. I learned something. Thomas Edison famously said: I have not failed; I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t […]

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Christianity as Growing Wakefulness

Lo! I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed. -Revelation 16:15 Christ’s coming again, which makes itself felt more and more as a spiritual fact, asks of individual human beings grave decisions. It does not leave us as […]

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God the Rebel

…Faith begins at the point where atheists suppose it must be at an end. Our faith begins with the bleakness and power which is the night of the Cross, abandonment, temptation and doubt about everything that exists! Our faith must be born where it is abandoned by all tangible reality; it must be born of […]

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Impossible?!? The Winter Youth Conference 2013

During the festival of Epiphany, we speak of the star that guided the kings as it was entering into the earthly sphere to take on a sunlike presence on earth, to guide humanity to renewal and healing. We can also call that star the incarnation of the Christ into humanity. Spending a few days twice […]

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The Star of Grace

From time immemorial the stars have been, literally, a guiding light for mankind. In the dark nights of ancient times people lifted their gaze to the starry heavens: to navigate their way through the world, to know when to sow their crops, to receive guidance in making critical decisions. The world of the stars and […]

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Words for Epiphany from Evelyn Francis Capel

Man’s history since the coming of Christ appears as the long road of salvation stretching away into the distant future and ourselves as pilgrims upon it. Our present life is part of a long pilgrimage which we make in company with every other human soul in whom shines the true purpose of being human. Every […]

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Upcoming Retreat in Pennsylvania

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread February 8 – 10, 2013 Tenemos Retreat Center, 1564 Telegraph Road (Rt. 162) West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382 And Jesus said unto them: I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger and he who trusts in me shall never thirst… John 6:35 One […]