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?
"Are the things of this world that you bought into, that came to define you, a wound or a choice?"
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
The Misogynistic Nature of Abortion JMJ Methinks me hears the the thunder of spiked-heeled jackboots crushing the skulls of infants 'neath the goose-stepping march of woman's ambition, woman's desire to find affirmation in the denial of her body and in the desire to become more like the worst of man's aspirations to power, to pleasure … Continue reading Methinks Me Hears the Thunder of Spike-Heeled Jackboots
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 What was Christ telling Us? For people to bring the teaching of Christ to bear in their lives and the world essential to the propagation of the Kingdom of God, a vigorous debate concerning the meaning of Christ's words concerning His Kingdom is necessary since cultural paradigms can skew original meanings. It is contrary … Continue reading We do not create the Kingdom of God, we become the Kingdom of God
JMJ Today there is a segment of the population that is outraged by wearing a mask in public as though they have lost some fundamental human right. We are in the midst of a world-wide pandemic about which, despite the best efforts of many good minds, we know very little. So, we are asked to … Continue reading Love Unmasked by Wearing a Mask
JMJ Saint Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, canonized a Saint by Pope Francis 14 October 2018, served his people and God during a time of great political strife in El Salvador. He led a persecuted Church under an oppressive regime. The people of El Slavador were caught in a violent conflict between right- and … Continue reading Saint Oscar Romero on the Cancel Culture