JMJ When did man lose his heart? When did we forget how to cry out from our hearts? When did we fail in our courage? --a quick definitive aside: From the online entomology dictionary courage (n.) c. 1300, corage, "heart (as the seat of emotions)," hence "spirit, temperament, state or frame of mind," from Old … Continue reading Take Heart! Getting to the Heart of the Matter
JMJ Holy, Immaculate Mary was the very first Christian. Blessed Mary was the first person to say "yes," to Jesus. It is around Christmas we begin to think about the Word becoming flesh--the incarnation of the Messiah. I submit to you, kind reader, myself being no theological authority but merely one who spends many hours … Continue reading The First Christmas
JMJ Pluck Out Thine Own Eye is a Meaningless Statement to the Blind Perhaps the greatest obstacle to becoming a saint is complete honesty. What is honesty? It is more than telling the truth and being equitable in one's personal and business dealings. Honesty is not something one does, rather is something one is. In … Continue reading A Voice Calling Out in the Parking Lot
JMJ My Soul Doth Magnify the LordMary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour! I, Erik, a slave to the Handmaiden of the Lord, am avowed to take the Blessed Virgin Mary as a model for my life; a task at which I fall short several times … Continue reading My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord!