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Cowardice By Basilea Schlink

Coward! That seems to be a despicable word. A coward is someone who is afraid to show his allegiance when it costs something, who fears to confess allegiance to his social class, nation or to a certain group and its … Continue reading

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Conceit: Vanity By Basilea Schlink

A conceited person! These words are not exactly what you would call a compliment! Yet the highest goal of a conceited person is to be complimented. Externally he tries to have an attractive appearance and wear smart clothes. Internally he … Continue reading

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Busyness By Basilea Schlink

Busyness! Do we sometimes imagine that this is something good? That energy and industriousness stand behind it? Or at least that it is necessary so that we can achieve something? No. Busyness separates us from Jesus. It is a sin … Continue reading

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Bridal Love By Basilea Schlink

Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me . . .” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love. It is the love which is shadowed in the relationship between … Continue reading

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Being Annoyed: Irritability By Basilea Schlink

Being annoyed! Can that really be a sin? Or is it merely a slight personality flaw, which anyone could afford to have? Annoyance usually stems from being offended when people say or do things that do not suit us. Scripture … Continue reading

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Anger By Basilea Schlink

Usually we are not at all dismayed-especially if we are choleric by nature-if we should happen to flare up violently when we are irritated or annoyed. For instance, if we are irritated by our disobedient children, we almost think it … Continue reading

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Absent-mindedness: Daydreaming By Basilea Schlink

We speak of the “absent-minded professor”, who never knows what is going on, who forgets everything, because he is so wrapped up in his own intellectual world. In the same way, if we are absent-minded in prayer, it means we … Continue reading

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Worrying by Basilea Schlink

Worrying is a problem that most people have. Worries come when we think about the future. Let us consider an example. If a father becomes sick and has not yet provided for his children, worry begins to take hold of … Continue reading

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A Poem by Basilea Schlink

The holy hour is coming, When from the heavenly throne God’s Son, who was incarnate, Will come to claim His own. He waits with love expectant For His beloved bride. Her life to Him she’s given; With bonds of love … Continue reading

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Vigilance–A Mark of the Bride by Basilea Schlink

Nourishing bridal love means being vigilant, always on the alert for Jesus, our heavenly Bridegroom. Blessed were the five virgins who were watchful even while asleep. They were ready to meet the bridegroom and take part in the wedding (Mt. … Continue reading

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