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The Writings of +Winfield Mott
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    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
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  • Priorities
    Reference: Luke 9:57-62 One of the exercises in management training workshops is to give the trainee a task, then bombard him or her with a blizzard of memos to deal with, some of utmost importance, some minor and almost irrelevant, but usually simple to achieve. The point is for the student to learn how to […]
  • The Latest Polls
    Reference: Luke 9:18-24, Galatians 3:23-29 Once again, we are now entering the long period of shared national suffering known as the presidential campaign. The media portrays this as a horse race, with a focus on who is ahead, who has stumbled and is falling behind, and who is the “frontrunner.” Polls will be eagerly anticipated […]
  • Finding True Love in the Dogmatics Section
    Reference: 1 John 4:7-21 “God is love,” says John, in the referenced passage above. For some reason, we often seem uncomfortable with such simple statements. Think only of the example of Jesus’ words on Maundy Thursday: “This is my Body.” Jesus so often speaks in analogies and parables, as is the custom of the time. […]
  • The Call
    Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 The intense excitement of that first Pentecost (see Acts 2:1-11) seems to have faded a bit over the years. Pentecost today ranks as a clear third place in terms of both excitement and importance after Christmas and Easter. Most Western Christians tend to be “Jesus people,” failing to grasp the power […]
  • Got It!
    Reference: Acts 1:1-11 He tried all the educational tools he knew: lecture, analogy, example, visual aids, drama, discussions, leading questions and more. They grasped some of it, but the crucial heart of it still escaped them. This was after four years of intensive study. He was usually very patient, although the frustration he felt became […]

Take time, slow down, be still

Posted by Administrator on Dec 20 2015
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Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.

An old abbot was fond of saying, ‘The devil is always the most active on the highest feast days.

The supreme trick of Old Scratch is to have us so busy decorating, preparing food, practicing music and cleaning in preparation for the feast of Christmas that we actually miss the coming of Christ. Hurt feelings, anger, impatience, injured egos—the list of clouds that busyness creates to blind us to the birth can be long, but it is familiar to us all.

— Edward Hays

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Wed 17 2019 - 06:07 PM
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]
  • Priorities
    Reference: Luke 9:57-62 One of the exercises in management training workshops is to give the trainee a task, then bombard him or her with a blizzard of memos to deal with, some of utmost importance, some minor and almost irrelevant, but usually simple to achieve. The point is for the student to learn how to […]
  • The Latest Polls
    Reference: Luke 9:18-24, Galatians 3:23-29 Once again, we are now entering the long period of shared national suffering known as the presidential campaign. The media portrays this as a horse race, with a focus on who is ahead, who has stumbled and is falling behind, and who is the “frontrunner.” Polls will be eagerly anticipated […]
  • Finding True Love in the Dogmatics Section
    Reference: 1 John 4:7-21 “God is love,” says John, in the referenced passage above. For some reason, we often seem uncomfortable with such simple statements. Think only of the example of Jesus’ words on Maundy Thursday: “This is my Body.” Jesus so often speaks in analogies and parables, as is the custom of the time. […]
  • The Call
    Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 The intense excitement of that first Pentecost (see Acts 2:1-11) seems to have faded a bit over the years. Pentecost today ranks as a clear third place in terms of both excitement and importance after Christmas and Easter. Most Western Christians tend to be “Jesus people,” failing to grasp the power […]
  • Got It!
    Reference: Acts 1:1-11 He tried all the educational tools he knew: lecture, analogy, example, visual aids, drama, discussions, leading questions and more. They grasped some of it, but the crucial heart of it still escaped them. This was after four years of intensive study. He was usually very patient, although the frustration he felt became […]
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