More than 1500 years ago, St. Augustine of Hippo told us that evil was not a positive force but rather a privation in being. He reasoned that all being comes from God and has to be good. He had, so to speak, a devil of a time justifying the existence of Satan, a being who … [Read more…]
I’ve published a short, spiritual book about achieving peace in a restless world. See Synopsis for The Peace of Christ for information or go directly to the publisher’s order page, The Peace of Christ. The book should appear on major internet bookseller sites before long.
I’ve started a series of Lenten meditations on my other blog at To See a World in a Grain of Sand. Those mediations will be used to display some of the spiritual aspects of my worldview, my way of looking at the world in the light of my Catholic Christian faith. Come journey along the … [Read more…]
The Bible makes it clear: we must be poor in spirit. Poverty of this sort, the true poverty which can be found in the lives of some who are poor and also in some who are prosperous, doesn’t dictate some sort of extreme asceticism, voluntary or forced upon us. Our Lord Jesus Christ lived in … [Read more…]
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Covenant: 3. (Theol.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc. [1913 Webster] I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for … [Read more…]
In most of my posts, I’ve certainly seemed a pessimist, targeting the great problems of our age: moral decay and profound illiteracy in particular. As I’ve presented matters, modern men have the moral sensibilities of either self-righteous twelve year-olds or perverse twelve year-olds. Not options which are particularly attractive. Reading skills have decayed to the … [Read more…]