Extra-Ordinary Prayer

Today’s gospel presents a challenge unlike any other in the lectionary.  It invites us to fix our attention seriously on something so familiar that we seldom give it a second thought.  It’s no secret that however essential Jesus’ prayer is to our worship, its...

Be Real Before God

“Let tears stream down like a torrent day and night!” Lamentations 2:19 Just play it straight with God. He can hear your heart anyway. He is slow to anger, rich in mercy, and is the Lover of your soul.  So, cut the garbage and just be who you are before God.  He made...