For centuries Jesus has been depicted in icons and paintings around the world in various styles. The film industry has often depicted him as being a tall, handsome and strong Man. But is the clean cut shampooed Jesus really what he looks like? Far from it. Recently the Vatican released a 3D carbon copy of … Continue reading What Did Jesus Look Like When He Walked The Earth?
Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay We've all been there before where we've engaged in reading about how to be happy. There's an incredible market out there that wants your cash with the promise that they'll give you a recipe that will make you happy. One book has an entirely different philosophy on happiness when … Continue reading Are You Tired Of Reading About How To Get Happy?
Copyright: Stephen Bernard I've been having this conversation with my wife today about those of us who home school. I'm sorry if it comes across as boasting, but I told her the majority of people that home school I would consider to be "well balanced" are very few. Of all the people she's introduced me … Continue reading It’s True: Christianity Attracts The Nutty Members Of Society
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay A DARK FEW DAYS The last few days have been very dark for me. I go through specific periods where I become fed up of religion altogether. An incredible indifference towards the Church, priests, laity and prayer or going to Mass washes over me. … Continue reading I’m Becoming Tired Of Religion
My grandfather had a friend in World War II who was crossing a river in Japan. His friend was a great violinist, and my grandfather great at the harmonica. They would sing and play their instruments around the campfire, such as their joy for their music. One day, as they journeyed across a deep river in the jungle, a choice for his friend arose.
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I hear this almost on a bi-weekly basis either in my close contact with relations or in comment sections of news articles. Many years ago, my brother-in-law brought up this topic on our way home from the airport. He's not very sympathetic to religion, but he would ask questions. I … Continue reading I’m A Good Person, I Don’t Need Church
Image by Daniel Reche from Pixabay It was raining when I jumped into the car of a priest known well to me. He was a deacon but became a priest. I was meeting with him to collect my Bible timeline DVDs as I had loaned them to him. In my opinion, he's a good priest. … Continue reading When The Blessed Sacrament Becomes More Important Than Jesus Himself
Image source: Public DomainCollage: Stephen Bernard COMMON GROUND Liberals and Catholic saints are much more alike than one would imagine them to be. I am not talking about similarities between Liberals and lay Christians, (most of whom resemble the world than they do their Catholic saints) but the real deal. In this piece, I intend … Continue reading Lefty Liberals And Catholic Saints Have A Lot In Common
Image by Anemone123 from Pixabay PUTTING ON NEW CLOTHES Image by Анастасия Гепп from Pixabay In this post, I talk about the word "trust" which is another word like "love" that gets misused often. In addition to this, I talk a little about why we get so upset when certain types of trust become broken in … Continue reading Don’t Be Stupid There’s No Such Thing As Trusting Anyone
Mhicheil nam Buadh Mhicheil nam buadh,Char tam fo d’ dhion,A Mhicheil nan steud geal,’S nan leug lanna liomh,Fhir bhuadhaich an dreagain,Bi fein ri mo chul,Fhir-chuartach nan speura,Fhir-feachd Righ nan dul, A Mhicheil nam buadh, M’uaill agus m’ iull A Mhicheil nam buadh, Suamhnas mo shul. Deanam an cuartaAn cluanas mo naomh,Air machair, air cluan domh,Air fuar-bheanna fraoch;Ged shiubhlam an … Continue reading An Old Irish Hymn To Saint Michael