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Scots are soon to vote on independence. This week, in the first of two articles examining the implications of the ballot for the two countries, a writer steeped in the cultural and linguistic links between Scotland and England argues that they are indivisible
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The living Spirit
Since the dawn goes from darkness into light, it is right that the Church of the elect should be called “dawn” or “first light.” As it is led from the night of disbelief into the light of faith, it is opened up to the splendour of heavenly brightness just as the dawn bursts into day after darkness.
To be silent – truly silent – is to dissolve all the projections that make up the story that we call “me” and “my life”. To be silent is to be present: not floating in fantasy or memory, not thinking of this or that.
Let us work for the food which does not perish – our salvation. Let us work in the vineyard of the Lord to earn our daily wage in the wisdom which says: Those who work in me will not sin.
Lord God, you hold both Heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrow, and give peace to your Church, peace among nations, peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts; in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Without prayer the soul suffocates. Through prayer I live in you Lord.