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History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
– Malcolm Muggeridge,

born on this date, 1903

 
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Poem of the Day:
The Changing Light,
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
born on this date, 1919

 
 
 

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The Wake Up Call – March 24, 2015

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
– Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian theologian,
born on this date, 1874
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Poem of the Day:
Dulce et Decorum Est
Wilfred Owen,
born on this date, 1893

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The Wake Up Call – March 18, 2015

Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.”
– St. Gregory of Nyssa.
Today is the Feast of St. Gregory

 
 
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Poem of the Day:
Charles Bukowski reading his poem “The Bluebird”
Bukowski died on this date in 1994.

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For All God’s Worth:
True Worship and the Calling of the Church

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The Wake Up Call – March 9, 2015

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy.”
– Georges Rouault, painter,
who died on this date, 1958
 

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Poem of the Day:
I Have Hunger for Your Mouth
A Love Sonnet by Pablo Neruda

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The Wake Up Call – February 13, 2015

Therefore I beg you, reader, not to rejoice too greatly if you have read much, but if you have understood much. Nor that you have understood much, but that you have been able to retain it. Otherwise it is of little profit either to read or to understand.”
― Hugh of Saint Victor,

who died on this date, 1141
 

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Poem of the Day:
Caedmon’s Hymn
Today is the Feast of St. Caedmon,
English monastic and poet of the 7th century


 
 
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Knowing Christ Today

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The Wake Up Call – February 11, 2015

When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer,

born on this date, 1906
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Poem of the Day:
Who am I?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation

By Thomas Merton
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The Wake Up Call – February 4, 2015

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”
– Simone Weil, philosopher,
born on this date, 1909
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Poem of the Day:
Song of the Chattahoochee
Sidney Lanier,

who was born on this day, 1842
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Let Justice Roll Down

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The Wake Up Call – February 3, 2015

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
– Thomas Aquinas
Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
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Poem of the Day:
Friends
William Butler Yeats,
who died on this date, 1939
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By Thomas Merton
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The Wake Up Call – January 28, 2015

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.'”
– Lewis Carroll, (aka Charles Dodgson)

Born on this day 1832
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Poem of the Day:
A Poem on the American Flag
Pete Seeger,
who died on this day, last year
via Smithsonian Folkways

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The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith

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The Wake Up Call – January 27, 2015

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.”
– Lord Byron, poet,

Born on this day 1788
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Poem of the Day:
It sifts from Leaden Sieves
Emily Dickinson

 
 
 

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The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How you Read the Bible

By Scot McKnight
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The Wake Up Call – January 22, 2015