Tag Archives: Proverbs

Fasting & Humility: Tailor-made Sackcloth for the Soul

 Fasting to Dress the Soul . . . I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. [Psalm 35:13]. A dose of voluntary self-deprivation such as fasting is often helpful in enhancing our devotional live and … Continue reading

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A Nice Place to Vomit: Notes for Mardi Gras 2015

Room to Vomit Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee. The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, And lose thy sweet words. [Proverbs 23:7-8]. Ancient Romans loved to eat and … Continue reading

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Old Age: Autumn of Our Body, Springtime of Our Soul

Old Age Wisdom The abbot Daniel used to say, “Even as the body flourishes, so does the soul become withered: and when the body is withered, then does the soul put forth leaves.” [Sayings of the Desert Fathers]. The autumn of … Continue reading

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