Category Archives: life

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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The Path of Life

  “Death is the gate of life.”  Does it look so to us?  Have we learnt to go down, once and again, into its gathering shadow in quietness and confidence, knowing that there is always “a better resurrection” beyond?   … Continue reading

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Looking back. . . Looking forward. . .

“A bee comforted me very much this morning. . .   He was hovering among some blackberry sprays, just touching the flowers here and there in a very tentative way, yet all unconsciously, life-life-life was left behind at every touch, … Continue reading

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Spring of Life

“It is utterly, unbelievably simple.  Receive Jesus with a heart-grasp,  and you will find, like the flower, a spring of eternal life, entirely distinct from your own, set working deep down in your inmost being.”   Parables of the Christ-life A … Continue reading

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Room in My Heart

“As the Bread satisfies the hunger of the body, so this indwelling of Christ in us satisfies the hunger of the soul, until it becomes rested through and through.”                       … Continue reading

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Living Love

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  Notice this secret in the first words:  “I am the Way.” This does not mean a series of difficult rules to be obeyed, but “a new and living way” – a … Continue reading

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Parable of the Well Water

“Such a lovely ‘beholding’ today!  I went to the well – and it was uncovered for me to look down.  Instead of the still circle of water I expected to see, it was all heaving and rippling in swelling circles! … Continue reading

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