“The love of God does not find, but creates, that which is pleasing to it. The love of man comes into being through that which is pleasing to it.” - Heidelberg Disputation 💬

„Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo Man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt Man am Ende auch Menschen.“ - Heinrich Heine 💬

I’m unfollowing a lot of blogs today and prayerfully seeking God’s guidance on what I can do in my ministry to end racism in America.

Our black sisters & brothers are dying in the streets taking a jog and we’re blogging about revisions to a prayer book we’ll never use. I’m done. The Reformed Catholic faith of my English ancestors calls me to more. Ain’t got time for petty drama.

“Ik ben iedere dag weer dankbaar dat ik heb wat ik heb en ben wie ik ben.” - Onbekend 💬

The only real voyage of discovery…

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees.” - Marcel Proust 💬

„Die Grenzen meiner Sprache sind die Grenzen meiner Welt.“ - Ludwig Wittgenstein 💬

Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortális, miserére nobis. 💬

“Heer, red mij, red mij toch! Ik vertrouw op uw woorden. […] Red mij, want ik hoor bij u. Ik wil alleen maar leven zoals u het wilt.” Ps 119:81,94 💬

Really enjoying BlueApron! 👨‍🍳 Mexican-Spiced Salmon & Cilantro Sauce with Quinoa, Shishito Peppers & Orange

Y’all, this book is really good. Only at chapter 4 and I’ve already learned so much about personal finance.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi www.audible.com/pd

I’m excited for the traditional language BCP2019. Ideally, I’d love to see an evolution that retains an elevated and poetic language, while continuing to be understandable. Something between Elizabethan English and vulgar English. — Elevated Language — The Sacramentalists

We have been in quarantine for 42 days! 🦠😷🦠

So, as some things start to open back up, I wonder how society will take those who must still stay apart? My wife is very pregnant and we’ll soon have a fragile infant in our home. Leaving quarantine doesn’t seem to be an option for me for a while.

I went to CVS to get some prescriptions wearing the mask my mom made us. It’s made from the same material as my children’s baptism gowns, so I like to think it has some extra layers of protection.

Not to brag, but I made a pretty cool castle. 🏰

Day 30 in quarantine and the kids have collected snails as pets. 🐌

This is precisely what I needed to hear this morning. He is Risen! > „Ich bin immer bei euch, jeden Tag, bis zum Ende der Welt.“ — Matthäus 28,20

Prayer for Those who Stand Helpless

The prayer at the fourth station of the cross moved me this afternoon. It is a prayer we all need in these dark times of plague and helplessness.

”Lord Jesus Christ, whose Blessed Mother watched your passion and death in deep sorrow, comfort, we pray you, all those who must stand helpless while those they love suffer. Hear the cry of all victims of terror and abuse, give hope and solace to those who are bereaved. Grant that we may use such strength as we have to comfort, support, and protect all who grieve or are in need, for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.”