May 22, 2022

Paul once got in trouble trying to silence a woman from speak out the truth. He was jailed because he canceled her voice: As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. She followed Paul and us, crying, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.”  And this she did... Read more

May 19, 2022

This week, Congress conducted a hearing investigating UFOs, trying to determine what exactly military officials know about them and the dangers they pose, not only to the United States, but to the world. Congress was given reports showing that, indeed, the military has had several encounters with flying objects which they cannot identify. While some think this means we are dealing with extra-terrestrial life, the reports which indicate that we do not have the evidence necessary to say without a... Read more

May 18, 2022

God needs nothing from us; the divine nature is unchangeably perfect. All the qualities we associate with God, qualities such as wisdom, goodness, truth, and love, all of them are expressions or energies of God’s simple, eternal perfection. God’s actions, God’s energies, are eternal, though we relate to them in derivative forms through our temporal engagement of them, experiencing them as if they were active in time, and therefore changeable due to the progression of time. All that happens in... Read more

May 16, 2022

Nicholas of Cusa reminds us of the vast difference between the absolute truth and the truth which we can apprehend. This distinction allows us to recognize what we apprehend as being true even if it is not the absolute truth. We should not confuse the two. The fullness of truth is infinitely transcendent to us, making it incomprehensible as it is in itself to us; but its presentation towards us provides us something to apprehend and so allows us to... Read more

May 15, 2022

God’s grace is for everyone; everyone is called to drink from the spiritual well and have their thirst quenched. Christ wants to share the Holy Spirit, and all the gifts of the Spirit, with everyone; Jesus is the anointed one; we can and should be united with him, and through that unity, become anointed as well.  Man, woman, Jew, Gentile, sinner, would-be saint, all can come to Christ and have their spiritual thirst quenched. All are called; we should not... Read more

May 12, 2022

Senator Rick Scott, and with him, many of his fellow Republicans, are taking their aim at the poor, the needy, the vulnerable. They want to find ways to make the poor pay more and more to society, even if the poor do not have the means, while making sure they receive less and less in return for what they give. Scott and his compatriots are doing this, it seems, so as to make sure that the rich and powerful do... Read more

May 11, 2022

People dealing with difficult situations often find themselves going to the same people, time and time, again, asking the same kinds of questions, and getting the same kinds of responses. They might fear they are wasting everyone’s time in doing so. But they are not. The more they hear the responses they need, the more they can be and are helped by them. Sometimes, we just need to hear things enough times to fully appreciate or understand what we are... Read more

May 10, 2022

While God has revealed various elements of the eschaton to us, and we can and do participate in it in part now because the eschaton has been immanentized, we must be careful and not claim to know more about it than we really do. We can, and will, develop theological opinions, using revelation as the foundation for our ideas. However, we must always be humble and recognize how limited we are in establishing our eschatological theories, accepting the fact that... Read more

May 8, 2022

Helping people deal with the wounds which makes them suffer, especially the wounds which paralyze them so much that they cannot get on with their lives, is very important. We must care about each other. We must take care of each other. We must do what we can to make sure no one needlessly suffers. Sadly, so many are paralyzed, not from physical wounds, but from social, psychological, and or spiritual wounds. People often find their lives restricted by society,... Read more

May 4, 2022

In the story of The Monkey’s Paw, as with many similar stories, the protagonist, Mr. White, finds that one must be careful for what they wish for, because wishes often are fulfilled through means which bring all kinds of terrible consequences with them. The wish might be for something good, but the good is corrupted by how the wish is fulfilled. Thus, when Mr. White is given a magical monkey’s paw, he is told the paw will grant him three... Read more

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