Monthly Archives: January 2011

If Anyone Is in Christ

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the … Continue reading

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Unsealing Day Out of Darkness

“Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe,” writes John Updike. “We cannot imagine a Second-Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to holier-than-thou second-guessing … Continue reading

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Make Your Choice

“A God-loving mind is a light that illuminates the soul, just like the sun illuminates the body.” – Saint Anthony the Great  The dystopia of Brave New World is a world in which sin, i.e., action against unity, spiritual or … Continue reading

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A Pool of Mercy

“For he will charge his angels to guard you wherever you go, to lift you on their hands for fear you strike your foot against a stone.” – Psalm 91:11 “The Cross will not crush you; if its weight makes … Continue reading

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A Much Deeper Disorder

After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes.  In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, … Continue reading

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As Ointment Poured Forth

“Doubt grows with knowledge,” says Goethe. And the only cure for it, he might well have added – since doubt cripples – is cooperation: cooperation between heart and head, between the spontaneous wisdom of the heart and the head’s intelligence. … Continue reading

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