The Daily Squeak

Spiritual Beginners Who Pray For Pleasure

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Spiritual beginners (of which I am the first) often approach prayer for the joy they receive from the act itself. The auditory silence, the visual of the chapel/location they pick not to mention the types of prayers many of which are ordered for the gratification of the self. If we … Continue reading Spiritual Beginners Who Pray For Pleasure

The Difference Between External And Interior Silence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnrK3zxsKdA Many of us tend to assimilate silence and peace with being alone in the countryside. Yeah, these conditions can really give us stimulation not only of relaxation of the body but lead the soul towards thoughts about God and the contemplation of our existence. There's no doubt that the auditory silence we experience provides … Continue reading The Difference Between External And Interior Silence

VIDEO: Sometimes We Are So Focused On The World We Don’t See God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGQmdoK_ZfY Before reading it's very important that you watch a very short video. It's only 1min and 40secs long. Have you watched it? Great! Some people would have seen the Gorilla so good in their sense of awareness. The first time I saw this I had no idea the gorilla was present, that the blinds … Continue reading VIDEO: Sometimes We Are So Focused On The World We Don’t See God

VIDEO: How To Prepare For Confession

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZda-nsWLvY Video and Photography By Stephen McElligott I found this video on my laptop and forgot it even existed. I initially went to photograph Fr. David as is evident from the thumbnail, but we had the idea to do a little video. We only did two videos. They're quite amateur in nature as I'm neither … Continue reading VIDEO: How To Prepare For Confession

Without Christ At Its Root, A Family Tree Dies And Is Forgotten About

Image by Patrisia Novianti from Pixabay In the Kingdom of the Lord, human relationships are not the same as they are perceived on earth. When a man dies although the family connection is always there, this doesn't save him nor is the family relationship established in heaven the same as on earth. What I mean … Continue reading Without Christ At Its Root, A Family Tree Dies And Is Forgotten About

An Encounter With A Walking Saint On The Beach

Image by kordula vahle from Pixabay I walk the dog along the beach almost every day except weekends. The reason I don't do weekends is that the population is too high on the beach at these times. I enjoy an empty sandy shore with little people about it because I love the silence gained from … Continue reading An Encounter With A Walking Saint On The Beach

Trying To Fix Things In The Church That Are Beyond Our Control

CDD20 from pixabay images We've all had those moments where we've tried to control that which is beyond our remit. The desire to control a situation beyond our reach is one of the many roots of emotional upset. One of those problems out of the orbit of our control is the very messy behaviour of … Continue reading Trying To Fix Things In The Church That Are Beyond Our Control