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The Magpie

Finding shiny things in the Christian tradition since 2016

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This site collects the best insights I've come across in my reading of the great works of Christian spirituality from across the millenia and today

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Shepherd on your life story

Victor Shepherd insists that our life story isn't the story of us - it's too small.

McColman on the Christian Life

God is love. God loves all of us and wants us to experience abundant life. This means abiding in love—love of God, and love of neighbors as ourselves. Through prayer and worship, meditation and silence, we can commune with God,... Continue Reading →

Underhill on the preparation of the mystic

Evelyn Underhill explains the first step on the path to contemplation: recollection

Chesterton on the Christian life

Jesus promised His disciples three things: that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. G.K. Chesterton

Underhill on practical mysticism

Evelyn Underhill unpacks her definition of mysticism as the art of union with Reality.

Peck on life and pain

The price of connection is pain…A full life will be full of pain. But the only alternative is not to live fully or not to live at all. Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled

Merton on the secret of joy

Merton proposes that joy is the easiest thing in the world to possess.

Lewis on God’s delight in us

He who will, in the long run, be satisfied with nothing less than perfection, will also be delighted with the first feeble, stumbling effort you make tomorrow to do the simplest duty. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Merton on the Holiness of Creation

Merton explains how it is not material things that are evil, but rather our false self that forges sinful relationships with them.

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