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”

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

30 Pieces of Silver

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

Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1C: Know Your Enemy-Doubt

JMJ Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Know Your Enemy-Doubt In the Temptation in the Desert, The Devil taunts Jesus: Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him upon the pinnacle of the temple, And said to him: If thou … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1C: Know Your Enemy-Doubt

Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1B: Know Your Enemy-Isolation

JMJ Turn these stones into bread Know Your Enemy-Isolation If often seems the struggle for the Kingdom of Heaven is an internal one. Driven by the Holy Spirit, a man enters the desert alone and there he is tempted as though lost behind enemy lines he becomes the sole resistance. This is another trick of … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1B: Know Your Enemy-Isolation

Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1A: Know Your Enemy-the “Evil One”

JMJ I think the most fundamental necessities of going in to a battle are as follows: define the enemy: to actually have an enemy is absolutely essentialdetermine your allies: know who is on your sideknow what victory looks like: have clear stated objectivesamass the weapons and tools: go into battle well armedunderstand the battlefield: where … Continue reading Fighting the Spiritual Battle: Part 1A: Know Your Enemy-the “Evil One”