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”
Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?
JMJ There is much talk today of spiritual combat and things such as prayer warriors. I do not dispute the basic principle of this, but I must ask: Where is the battle? There is no real battle. Only the question: Which side are you on? A battle implies an unknown outcome. A battle suggests a struggle … Continue reading Spiritual combat? Yes. But Where is the Battle?
Taking a Bite of the Big Apple
JMJ Do we believe in eternal life with God? Do we believe in Hell? We can narrow this question down to: do we believe in God? Yes? or No? Not "yes, but with caveats", or "no" as a sort of maybe. The Cosmic Battle If … Continue reading Taking a Bite of the Big Apple
For Lourdes Sake
JMJ In these troubled times, when seemingly the whole world is falling apart, we need the Blessed Virgin Mary more than ever. What does this mean? I am merely echoing the words of millions upon millions of Catholics who over the centuries have seen the work of satan (I will not dignify his name with … Continue reading For Lourdes Sake