Tag Archives: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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The Clear Mind: Dissolving Regret, Guilt and Shame

The Clear Mind In our members there is a slumbering inclination toward desire, which is both sudden and fierce. With irresistible power desire seizes mastery … a secret, smouldering fire is kindled…. At this moment God is quite unreal to us, … Continue reading

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Divine Consciousness: How to Pray without Ceasing (2/2)

Pray without Ceasing Since, then, we are thus, by the inevitable law of our being, surrendered unreservedly to the unsleeping observation of the Divinity, we cannot shut our eyes to the conclusion, that, every desire of the human mind, is … Continue reading

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