Who am I, O Lord, that You Should Give Glance to Me?

JMJ What is it to be seen? I. once, found myself in the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Temporally speaking-mere seconds, yet, hers was an eternal gaze. She was seated at the head of a long table. At this table were numerous people who were there but not distinguishable. Mary, who was cut in … Continue reading Who am I, O Lord, that You Should Give Glance to Me?

To Be For: Pondering Love of Neighbor on St. Valentine’s Day

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

Eternity

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

On the Guilty and Innocent Alike

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

A Forgotten Language

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

“In God We Trust”

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”

Controversy, Anger, Frustration All So Easy and Love Hard?

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?

Adam, Where art Thou?

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?

Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1D: Know Your Enemy-Powerlust

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