March 15, 2018

This little room holds all the names of the departed I have been asked to pray for, or I feel called to pray for.  I also list the living I want to pray for or have been  asked to pray for.  Close the door, and this tiny space becomes a meeting place, and especially by...

March 11, 2018

We often have trouble trying to figure  out what fear of God means, and how that works when we know such love from him.  St. Dorotheos is wonderful on this subject !  St. Dorotheos explained that there are two kinds of fear of God.  The first kind he calls "preliminary...

March 9, 2018

It might seem like a passing remark to say our spiritual life is a journey, but it is REALLY important not to lose sight of how true it is.  The Buddhist writer says, "The raft is not the shore." The raft takes us on a journey with ever changing scenery (like a trip do...

March 7, 2018

For years I have read two or three of St. Ephrem's "Psalms" each day to practice staying small.  His little book is, "A Spiritual Psalter", and is only a few dollars on Kindle.  Now, during Lent, his famous prayer is constantly popping up because the Eastern Churches u...

March 6, 2018

Our traditional Latin crucifix, exceptions noted, depicts Christ's  dead body, his  horrific ordeal being over.  It is designed to focus our attention and contemplation  on what he suffered.  God's justice is served by a death sentence,  not to have vengence on humanki...

March 5, 2018

The photo above is of St. Thomas Byzantine Catholic Church where I was their second pastor.  Nancy and I go there most Sundays.  The blog above this one will be about the Cross as the Tree of Life - a very Eastern emphasis.

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