This Emptying

*** We finally had some snow yesterday. This winter has been unusually warm and I almost gave up on the hope of seeing the snow. I love the purity of the landscape in the backdrop of snowy winter day. Everything is reduced to the simple purity of whiteness. All my busy thoughts vanish when I look…

Create in Me a Pure Heart

  For my sin is only too clear to me, my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, what is evil in your eyes, this I have done… Purify me: I shall be cleaner than spring water. Wash me: I shall be whiter than snow… O God, create in me…