Saturday, April 30, 2005 +

Notes 100

Our hope is that the Word is not just words.

Tomorrow has not yet happened.

“All of the parables of Christ taught us to believe in truth, not in justice.”
—John Lukacs, Remembered Past, p. 16.

“The world weighs on my free will in such a way as to make me, if I do not resist, the plaything of my impulses; in return, the exercise of my free judgment cannot leave the world untouched.”—Simone Weil, quoted in Lukacs, Remembered Past, p. 380.

“The object of our search should not be the supernatural, but the world. The supernatural is light itself; if we make an object of it we lower it.”
—Simone Weil, quoted in Lukacs, Remembered Past, p. 385.

Not to agree or disagree, but to see.

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John Lukacs, Remembered Past

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John Lukacs, Remembered Past: John Lukacs on History, Historians, and Historical Knowledge: A Reader, edited by Mark G. Malvasi and Jeffrey O. Nelson, with a Bibliography of the Published Writings of John Lukacs 1947–2003, by Helen Lukacs (Wilmington, DE, ISI Books, 2005).

See 02005 05 07 +.

Friday, April 29, 2005 +

It’s Open House

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האפיפיור בנדיכט השישה עשר

Many thanks to Rachel Abrams and Paula-Beth Weiss.


البابا بندكتوس السادس عشر

This, too, thanks to Father François Beyrouti of Sts. Peter and Paul Melkite Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ontario, and to one of his parishioners.

يحيا البابا الجديد


Notes 99

Let tomorrow wait.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 +

Al-Baba Benedictus al-sadis ashar

This thanks to Father François Beyrouti of Sts. Peter and Paul Melkite Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ontario.

Would appreciate help in writing Pope Benedict XVI’s name in Arabic with Arabic characters.


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Petit 4x4


Notes 98

The very hairs of my head are all praying.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 +

In Back

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Photograph by Louise Charbonneau-LLoyd

A friend of our neighbors the Holdens took this photograph of the back of our house. Our kitchen windows face south.

Jesus Prayer Variations

See also Jesus Prayer

02005 04 27 +

Finished House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts, by Amy Biancolli (Lulu Press, 2004). A short and well-written book, but it took me a while to get through it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 +

Notes 97

It is not a question of praising you, it is a question of following you.

Sunday, April 24, 2005 +

2005 04 25 +

This weekend my pride took a beating. Let thy mercy, O
Lord, be upon me, according as I hope in thee.

You said: Don't be disheartened. You believe in God: believe
also in me

Your Benedict XVI said today: Those who believe are never

Love, do you love me?

Master, save me, a petty believer.

I believe: stop my not believing.