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"So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone"
(Ephesians 2:19-20)

"And ain't it funny what people say / And ain't it funny what people write
And ain't it funny how it hits you so hard / In the middle of the night"
(Rich Mullins, What Susan Said)

Quick Index: Introduction / Post of the Week

Introduction

"Household of God" is a part of this website devoted to sharing and celebrating the rich heritage of literature, wisdom and insight that we are part of as members of the "household of God".

We have a section called What We're Reading, which my wife Julie and I will use to record our thoughts on certain books we have recently looked at. This is largely for our own benefit, but if it provides a sort of "book review" feature for others who may be interested in this sort of material, all the better.

Under the heading Pearls of Wisdom, we will periodically post quotes from Christian writers of the past and present that we have found interesting, helpful, moving, incisive, reflective, challenging or just fun.

This is supposed to be the more "contemplative" side of the website, but we'll see how things develop. We're pretty busy and it may take some time to get things properly sorted out, but feel free to check back regularly and see what we come up with.

 - What We're Reading (Papers on this site: 1; Links to papers on other sites: 0)
 - Pearls of Wisdom (Papers on this site: 2; Links to papers on other sites: 0)

Post of the Week

(or month, or whatever, depending on how busy we are):

Each time then that you feel troubled and distrustful, you should try quietly by prayer and through union with Jesus, to bring your will to this absolute submission, to this complete abandonment of yourself, of your future and of everything, into God's hands...

Look at everything with the eye of faith and in a spirit of absolute abandon. God has His designs in all that He ordains and in all that He does and in all that He permits. We should render to Him the homage of our confidence. He has written, "Maledictus homo qui confidit in homine": "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man" (Jerem XVII, 5). "Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit, sit nomen Domini benedictum": "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job I, 21)...

Strive to have a very pure intention in all that you do. Unite your intentions to those of your Divine Spouse and do not trouble about the result. God does not give a premium to success.

- Dom Columba Marmion, Union With God



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