Tag Archives: Robert Hugh Benson

This Is My Friend

This Is My Friend Let me tell you how I made His acquaintance. I had heard much of Him, but took no heed. He sent daily gifts and presents, but I never thanked Him. He often seemed to want my … Continue reading

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Christ in the Sufferer

Father Benson concludes his consideration of the problem of suffering by quoting the Apostle: “‘I fill up,’ says St. Paul, ‘those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ’ (Col 1:24). ‘I work out, that is,’ the sufferer may … Continue reading

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Solidarity With the Suffering Christ

Continuing his reflection on the problem of suffering, Father Benson remarks: “When we turn to Christ crucified, knowing who and what He is, we see the problem set before us in its most acute form. It is not a man … Continue reading

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The Problem of Suffering

Father Benson addresses human suffering, a problem that “stands in the heart of every attempt to solve the riddle of the Universe—the question as to why pain is, or seems to be, the inseparable accompaniment of life. . . . … Continue reading

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Christ in the Average Person

Father Benson admits: “It is not so easy . . . to recognize Christ in the average man—any more than it is easy to recognize the Divine will and guidance in humdrum circumstances.” But, here are two aids to help … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Eternal Word Within

Father Benson points out that “Christians know that the Second Great Commandment draws its force only from the First; yet, as a matter of fact, in spite of this, it is perfectly certain that though some men fail, for one … Continue reading

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When Did We See Thee Hungry?

Father Benson, commenting on Christ’s description of His future return to judge mankind (Mt 25:31-46), says: “On the one hand, He tells us, stand the saved; and on the other the lost; and the only reason He actually assigns, in … Continue reading

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