Friday, July 18, 2008

St Beno 16th

Biblical thought...
Don't suppress the Spirit, and don't stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don't be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what's good. Throw out anything tainted with evil. (1 Thes 5:19-22)

a Book thought...
Like the monks and nuns of the middle ages, we still get up early and commit ourselves to improvement, while they attempted to change their internal spiritual lives today we believe in conversion and salvation through changing the exteriors of ourselves and the things we own. (p38 Sayers)

a Dave thought...
Being at the Papal arrival ceremony was another unforgettable experience. There I was with 140,000 others and watched the pope arrive on the boatcade, then get off and then get in the Pope mobile and drive past us. I have learnt quite a lot this week about St Beno, he has an ipod, he drinks Fanta and beer, he enjoys playing the piano, he wanted to be a bishop ever since he was 5, and is a fond lover of cats. I could not think of another human currently on the earth who would have stopped the crowd like he did yesterday in Sydney. At 81, St Beno continues to inspire millions around the world to live holy lives and as a result it seems people are getting closer to Jesus because of his influence.

Just a thought.

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