Image by Pexels from Pixabay Every Christian has a wardrobe. Some Christians tend to be more fashionable while others don't really view it as an important thing in the grand scheme of things. They're rebels and they want to purposefully make a statement that being bland, unique and/or having odd socks sends the world a … Continue reading Should Fashion And Having An Image Be Important To Christians?
Image by Joshua Miranda from Pixabay Liam grew up in the roughest part of town. Being born into such unfavorable circumstances was not his fault at all. Despite all this he absorbed the culture around him. By age 11 he was watching porn, smoking drugs and listening to Hip Hop music with the most vile … Continue reading The Holy Saint Who Who Said ”Fuck” All The Time.
Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from Pixabay I went walking my boxer dog this morning. Since she was a little pup I've been training her how to walk on a lead. When we train a dog out of walking improperly on a lead it takes a lot of time and patience. … Continue reading Dog Training And Sinful Habits
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Somebody shared a quote on social media by an Orthodox Bishop who is revered in that tradition as a saintly man. Strive never to offend anyone. Never grow angry. Never teach. When something happens against your will, say: "Glory to God, Glory to God!" One needs to restrain oneself. Archbishop … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Teach Others The Faith?
Image by Elena Mullagaleeva from Pixabay In the Gospel we read: 'Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. … Continue reading A Hardened Heart Loses Sight Of God
pixabay Yesterday for the first time ever I was more late than is usual in the last year for confession. Somehow I found myself reading a post written on social media by a friend. He was describing his struggles and experience of praying the rosary. I suddenly look at my watch and see that it … Continue reading In Heaven Time Is Irrelevant
Image by Ghinzo from Pixabay Everyone has a spiritual director these days. In America, at least, I notice they talk about them as if they're like a smart phone, every Catholic has to have one. There is a danger of looking at spiritual direction as mere good advice for the recipient.I've lots to write on … Continue reading Spiritual Direction Is Much More Than Good Advice
Stephen McElligott They say silence is golden, and so it is but what is it? Silence is not speaking. Silence is when you spend sometime in a nice aesthetic location such as the quiet pond I photographed here some years back. The swaying of the trees as they are caressed by the movement of the … Continue reading Silence Is More Than Not Speaking
Lately I've been suffering with very bad IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). It has for years, been that thorn in my side. There are many physical weaknesses and first world problems I have and IBS would be top of the list. Last night was particularly bad and just as I lit my candles and made the … Continue reading Never Admit Defeat
My temporary prayer table Me and my son love to play Chess. We've been passing the time in the current draconian lockdown keeping our brains busy with this ancient game. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, its main objective is to overpower your opponent in a fight for control. The main … Continue reading The Spiritual Life Is Much Like A Game Of Chess