Monthly Archives: May 2014

Me and the Money-Box

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This post was written by Kenneth Pruitt, Director of Volunteer Management and Service Learning at IVC partner agency Kingdom House in St. Louis.  It is part of a series of meditations he has written on each of Luther’s “95 Theses.” You can view all posts in the series here . Thesis 27. They preach man-made doctrine who say that… Read more »

Looking with Compassion

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Sometimes the daily readings for Eucharistic liturgies provide almost too much to take in. One such day is Wednesday of Easter week when we hear the wonderful story of the cure of the crippled man by Peter (Acts of the Apostles 3:1-10) as well as the stunning story of the two disciples on the road… Read more »

Compassion, Contemplation and Community

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I’ve been spending time with Henri Nouwen lately.  Yes, I know he’s dead but as he himself says, “Every time I read the life of a saint I experience a powerful call to be as loving and devoted as that holy one of God was in life…not just canonized saints that call us to conversion,… Read more »

Burning Hearts

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Sometimes, when working one-on-one with a prisoner or an immigrant or an unlettered, needy person, one gets a sense of… what is it…? Beneficence, charity, giving of oneself, which comes pretty close to a feeling of superiority. “I have something you need, so I will now give it to you.” At certain moments, however, such… Read more »