Tolerance, Democracy & COG’s

This article is posted on Orthodoxy Today. While I understand the sentiments of the author -- and have made similar arguments with regard to the coexistence of Islam and Christianity in the Middle East -- I found a few areas of disagreement. … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (26 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Wilderness?The Creature. What would we do? Where would we be without him? He is so full of encouragement and knowledge.We may be moving soon ... to the Garden. The creature tells us that the Wilderness is actually part of the Hill.“Unless you want to die, like him, you must flee the Wilderness. You belong in the Garden. You were created for the Garden, and the Garden for you. Yours is not to die, but to live! How can … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (25 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]Again in the Wilderness ...Our time on the Hill was very brief. We did not want to be there. But, because we trusted the voice in the Wilderness, there we were. But we did not want to be there.We’d rather be alone. No one drove us into the Wilderness. We were not tempted. We made the decision all on our own. We are not headed back to the Garden. We just want to be alone.Someone holds our hand. It is familiar ... it is o … [Read more...]

The Two Trees (24 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.]In the Wilderness ...Doubts. Funny. On the Hill our doubts are brought on by questions. In the Garden, they are due to answers received.Whom to trust?The more friends we found in the Garden, the lonelier we became. They became, like the fruit, too familiar. No mystery.For the moment, we are content in the Wilderness. Someone holds our hand. We dare not look. Afraid.“All will be well.”“Trust me.”We do not look. Mystery. For … [Read more...]


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