Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 25

I Won’t Give Up

This prayer of petition goes well with the reflections “IN THE REAR VIEW” on The Spiritual Combat, 5. Acknowledging personal guilt, acknowledging infinite goodness and might of God. A tendency will often be, after a fall, to fall in on myself.  It seems the writer of this song recognized that tendency but overcame, rose, and […]

December 25

IN THE REAR VIEW (reflections): THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT, 5.

Chapter 5: Of the Error of Many, Who Mistake Pusillanimity for a Virtue (text below) (click for full book) This chapter could also be titled: Experience after a fall (sin, failure, action of lack.)  When I have a fall, does my attention move to how bad I feel that I did such a thing, or […]

December 25

Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy performed by Faith Hill and acapella choir of men on David Letterman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVtNwLIjKJ4 Why the little drummer boy is worthy: The little drummer boy admits his own poverty, his lack of gift to bring the newborn King.  He is humble.  He is poor.  He is in a perfect position to be lifted […]

December 25

IN THE REAR VIEW (reflections): THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT, 4.

Chapter 4: How a man may know whether he is active in Self-Distrust and Trust in God (text below) (click for full book) Dom Lorenzo points out that there are many who think they have place their full confidence in the Lord, but have not.  He gives a very simple test: When you fall (in […]

December 25

Christmas Sermon: DELIVERED FROM THE CURSE (Audio Sermon)

You are looking for happiness. Jesus is born for you. He is the true satisfaction of every human heart, for those who would receive him this happy day. Can you recognize the cry of your own heart? Can you recognize the deepest longing of your existence? Can you hear yourself cry out: “DELIVER ME FROM […]

December 24

Counting on God

To accompany the “IN THE REAR VIEW” (see posts in blog on The Spiritual Combat) concept of distrust of self and trust in God, this song reflects the joy which comes from building our foundation on the solid rock of CHRIST! What a joy! Christ is our sure foundation! We look not to ourselves for […]

December 24

IN THE REAR VIEW (reflections): THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT, 3.

Chapter 3: Of Trust in God (click to read) Having come to an understanding that I am unable to save myself, and that if I should trust in myself I will find my life built on a foundation of sand, Dom Lorenzo then finds for us our salvation!  We have a rescuer in God!  Since […]