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Lent Prayer

12 Basic Truths For Lenten Living

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Cultivate simplicity. Learn to communicate in non-verbal ways. When you use words, have them say what you mean. If there is a key to your mystery, let people have it so they can understand you.

Be Kind To Prophets

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

In Lent, we should strive to hear them, be kind and open. Try to understand that beneath their sometime outer hardness and obstinacy is an acute sensitivity and tenderness, a genuine openness to God's spirit.

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

The waste and agony of dying are all around us. Death has come to mean an impersonal body count. Horror stories fill TV screens and usurp press headlines. How can we simply go on as if this kind of tragedy were absent?

I Talk to Trees: A Lenten Reflection

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Its trunk seems sturdier than some belief systems. Its branches are hospitable and inviting. I'm aware of my age and accompanying collection of aches and pains. These are also litanies of anxiety that seem to have marked my being.