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Looking Forward


Written by Louis Evely (1910-1985) was a Christian spiritual writer from Belgium. This is an excerpt from his book “In the Christian Spirit.”

Bad religion has always favored escape, passivity, irresponsibility. By dint of fixing one’s eyes on heaven above, one does not see what takes place on earth here below. The upward-looking must come to an understanding with the forward-looking.  We believe that our God calls us to go forward. Our faith in an absolute does not immobilize us in contemplation, but invites us to discover him according to our means of creating a world inspired by his love; a world where justice dwells and where people love one another.


Written by Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher, and Christian theologian. He served as the archbishop of Canterbury from 1093-1109.

O merciful God, fill our hearts with the graces of your Holy Spirit, with love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

Teach us to love those who hate us, to pray for those who spitefully use us, that we may be the children of you, our Father.

You make your sun to shine on the evil and on the good, and send rain on the just and on the unjust. In adversity grant us grace to be patient. In prosperity keep us humble.

Help us guard the door of our lips, to give little regard for the pleasures of this world, to give little regard for the pleasures of this world, and to thirst after heavenly things; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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