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Day: August 13, 2010

The Temptation of Christ

Here is a passage from the Philokalia (Love of Beauty/Goodness) on the temptations Jesus endured that relates to what I wrote this morning. Of the demons opposing us in the practice of the disciplined life, there are three groups who fight in the front line: those entrusted with the appetites of gluttony, those who suggest …

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Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore, and the Race Card

This has to be seen. It’s hilarious, but also terrible. It’s from Jon Stewart’s show and has some censored parts. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/08/13/daily_show_race_card_i… The only way a people can be free is if the people and the rulers are under the same law. That’s what we mean by “freedom under law.” When any identity is used to …

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On Hunger

In Matthew 6 our Lord expresses his much recited and much neglected promise. Laying out, as it were, the foundational principles of the life to which He calls those who would follow Him, He says: No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he …

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