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The Alphabet of Grace: On Experiencing God in Everyday Life

The Alphabet of Grace: On Experiencing God in Everyday Life

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God (Matthew 5:8). The blessing, to “see God,” and the virtue, purity of heart, need each other. For the desire to see God is the fire that purifies the heart. In this sense, the Beatitude says, blessed are those who...

“The Miracles at Hand”: Buechner on the Good Samaritan

“The Miracles at Hand”: Buechner on the Good Samaritan

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy (Matthew 5:7). In his sermon, "The Miracles at Hand" (The Magnificent Defeat, pp.136-144), Frederick Buechner offers a compassionate reading of Jesus' greatest parable on compassion, "The Good Samaritan" (Luke...

Vocation: Your Deep Gladness Meets the World’s Deep Hunger

Vocation: Your Deep Gladness Meets the World’s Deep Hunger

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).  Below see Frederick Buechner’s definition of “vocation,” in Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC. The final sentence must be his most widely quoted by far, and it may...

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