Category Archives: death

Parables of the Cross

It is in the stages of a plant’s growth, its budding and blossoming and seed-bearing that this lesson has come to me:  the lesson of death in its delivering power.  It has come as no mere far-fetched imagery, but as … Continue reading

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Immune to Amazement

“The death of the Cross” – death’s triumph hour – that was the point where God’s gate opened; and to that gate we come again and again, as our lives unfold, and through it pass even on earth to our … Continue reading

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Arms Outstretched

“The last magic lantern picture of Monday night at Relizane still abides in blessing.  It was a picture of the Lord on the Cross. . .  In the dim light the Cross was obliterated and only the two arms outstretched … Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be Holy?!

“Holiness, not safety, is the end of our calling.”  Parables of the The Cross How Lilias loved the young Arab women who peopled her life in Algiers.  Her heart reached out to their common plight:  married off by their families at … Continue reading

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Beauty on the Wing

“A flower that stops short at its flowering misses its purpose.  We were created for more than our own spiritual development; reproduction, not mere development, is the goal of matured being – reproduction in other lives.”     Parables of … Continue reading

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Endless Expansion

There is a wonderful sense of expansion – endless expansion – about our love for those who are gone, as if it had escaped earthly fettering.  The pain of the parting is just the rending of the sheath, as it … Continue reading

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