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PRAYER: My God, I Don’t Believe, by Michel Quoist

Originally posted on The Value of Sparrows:
Many sincere believers lack a proper understanding of God.  These people have caricatured his face.  The caricature is increasingly unacceptable to today’s men and women – and they are quite right to reject it because it represents the face of a false God. Who is God for us?  Is…

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Your Stage Mask

The following is an excerpt from Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward. Your stage mask is not bad, evil, or necessarily egocentric; it is just not “true.” It is manufactured and sustained unconsciously by your mind; but it can and will die, as all fictions must die. Persona and shadow are correlative terms. Your shadow is… Continue reading Your Stage Mask

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Dear Bible Study Teacher,

I put you on a pedestal. I wanted to please you at all costs. I wanted you to acknowledge I was spiritually growing at optimal pace, even if I knew you would only be acknowledging a mask. Your opinion of me became more important than God’s. You said you struggled, but it was hard to… Continue reading Dear Bible Study Teacher,

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I’m ALOT worse than you think I am

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Romans 7:15 I came face to face with the many demons that lurk in my soul 3 years ago. There was no question in my mind that I am bad (and… Continue reading I’m ALOT worse than you think I am