Don’t imagine us leaders to be something we aren’t. We are servants of Christ, not his masters. We are guides into God’s most sublime secrets, not security guards posted to protect them. The requirements for a good guide are reliability and accurate knowledge. It matters very little to me what you think of me, even less where I rank . . .
Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
For my transgressions I do know, And my sin [is] before me continually.
Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the . . .
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them round your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favour . . .
my little children, of whom again I travail in birth, till Christ may be formed in you,
and I was wishing to be present with you now, and to change my voice, because I am in doubt about you.
Tell me, ye who are willing to be under law, the law do ye not hear?
for it hath been written, that Abraham had two . . .
‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one . . .
His disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.’
He answered, ‘The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The . . .
I have a message from God in my heart
concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
There is no fear of God
before their eyes.
In their own eyes they flatter themselves
too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on . . .