Image by plicka from Pixabay “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.Luke:14:26 It seems so strange that God would make such a requirement to hate one's family. How can he ask that of us? … Continue reading Why Does Jesus Ask Us To Hate Mother And Father?
Image by Anemone123 from Pixabay Saint Paul was an enemy of Christ who went from house to house arresting Christians. He held the clothes of those who stoned Saint Stephen to death. He was 100% committed to routing out Christians and either driving them out or exterminating them. What happened? On his travels the Lord … Continue reading Blinded By Christ For Our Own Spiritual Benefit
The Son of God came to us in the image of Jesus. Before that nobody knew what He looked like hence the reason why it was against the law to create images of him. Although one can create images of him that are blessed through the Church there is still the theology that requires we … Continue reading Raise Your Minds Above Your Existing Image of Jesus
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay It has been some time ago but for months I had this unexplained pain in my back. I went to work with it every day and simply limped until I could bear it no longer. I went to see the Doctor. He lay me on the table and pushed … Continue reading Doctor Of My Soul
In the Gospels Jesus gives the entire community many great miracles to marvel at. The Resurrection of Lazarus, the healing of ailments and the exorcising of demons. He gives them enough light that they may freely choose him and yet enough darkness to keep them wondering. With his apostles this is not so. He gives … Continue reading Why Does Jesus Give More To Seers Than To Other Laity?
Image by GLady from Pixabay I went out fishing during the hours when the moon was down and they'd be out feeding. I wasn't wrong either. Upon arrival the tide was high, the river was flowing and the weather was nice and warm. Under the bridge I could see crowds of fish. They were of … Continue reading When You Can See The Fish But They Won’t Bite
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The following is a Poem I wrote this evening. It's a private meditation where I am daring to imagine what Jesus would say to all of us. He is always among us, but do we recognize Him? Do we ever take notice of Him? AMONG YOUA poem by Stephen McElligott … Continue reading Poem: Among You
In this post I attempt to present to you the idea that people like Barabbas or at the very least his mindset has never disappeared. The reason for this is because the devil has nothing new, just old lies dressed in modern clothing. Barabbas was an insurrectionist and a political figure. It's safe to say … Continue reading The Dangers Of Being A Political Christian
Image by Daniel Dan outsideclick from Pixabay You're not a good or decent person. You're evil. Let's just get that straight. You can give as much to charity as you want, jump on as many grenades as you like to save a few friends, but it will never change the fact that you'll always be … Continue reading I’m A Good Decent Person So Why Do I Need Religion Or Jesus?
It was 2013 when I first visited the unforgettable city of Athens. Everyone wanted us to do the tourist thing and go see the acropolis, but unless pulled by force, I'm unlikely to visit such popular sites. I wanted to see the real Athens and so decided to travel through its undesirable neighbourhoods. I always … Continue reading That Moment When Jesus Becomes More Important Than Jesus