Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Tell God All

Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads one's heart, its pleasures and its pains, to a dear friend. Tell God your troubles, that God may comfort you; tell God your joys, that God may sober them; tell God your longings, that God may purify them; tell God your dislikes, that God may help you conquer them; talk to God of your temptations, that God may shield you from them: show God the wounds of your heart, that God may heal them. If you thus pour out all your weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of what to say. Talk out of the abundance of the heart, without consideration say just what you think. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God.
—François Fenelon (1651-1715)



  • At 1/04/2010 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like the all thoughts here, except for sobering my joys. Now why would one want to do that??? The joys help you get through all the rest and the more thoroughly intoxicating they are the better to face the uglies.

  • At 1/05/2010 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To be "intoxicated" is to be made lacking of self control,and the ability to apply clear mental reasoning. So one must be sober in joy and love. How else can we face the uglies in our lives with honesty, if not done while sober.
    Robin Rapp


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