JMJ Sir Thomas More: There is one question I would like to ask the witness. That's a chain of office you're wearing. May I see it? The Red Dragon. What's this?Judge: Sir Richard is appointed Attorney General for Wales.Sir Thomas More: For Wales. Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for … Continue reading Man Cannot Serve Two Masters
JMJ What does a person stand for? What defines one? I am certain to be not the only to notice that very few people these days are "for" anything. Most of the self-defining I have been privy to is "what I am against". People on social media listing as "anti-this" and anti-that". In this, the … Continue reading To Be For: Pondering Love of Neighbor on St. Valentine’s Day
JMJ What is this, O Lord? Timeless in nature How does one, in time, conceive Almost able to grasp no end, no beginning escapes me I created in timeless moment, in no time at once with all else now ever there. . .in your mind O Infinite Mind! Allowing glimpses of what is incomprehensible through … Continue reading Eternity
JMJ Tower of Babel, ShinarTower of Siloam, JerusalemTwin Towers, New York City Some people seem to delight in the suffering of others. They will be the first to tell you they do not, but they seem to think that misfortune visited upon another (and it is always "another" for when it comes to themselves, they … Continue reading On the Guilty and Innocent Alike
JMJ I used to know how to pray. I used to talk freely with God. As easy as I talked with my mother, or a close friend. But that was before I was educated and now I feel pressure to prove that education? To you? To God? What have I lost my mind? Perhaps I … Continue reading A Forgotten Language
JMJ Immaculate Heart of Mary, transform me! The time to begin loving one another is now. At this point one is often inclined to say, "we must set aside differences and. . .," but not I. I will say "set aside affectations. . .false differences. . .human constructs" for none of these are reality. Only … Continue reading “In God We Trust”
JMJ Every time I sit down to write, I intend to be positive. I think I will celebrate the beauty of life, and talk of love. In short order, I am ranting against this, or raging against that, pontificating against injustice, or unjustly pontificating. It seems so easy to be angry. So easy to be … Continue reading Controversy, Anger, Frustration All So Easy and Love Hard?
JMJ So many people ask, " if God is all good, all powerful, all loving, why is there evil in the world? Why does God allow evil? Why does God allow men, women, and children to suffer, to go homeless, to die without care. He doesn't. WE do. We act as though we have not … Continue reading Adam, Where art Thou?
JMJ All To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine. And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed him all the kingdoms … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1D: Know Your Enemy-Powerlust
JMJ What in your life is your thirty pieces of silver? Money is like fire, it is extremely useful, but if you attempt to hold on to it, you will be burned. . .eternally. People get so upset when a man speaks against money in a religious context. They begin to stress words in phrases. … Continue reading 30 Pieces of Silver