Image by Pexels from Pixabay Ireland's new religion is one that has no room for God or the Catholicism of their youth. I pondered this truth as I sat on the priests beach today observing a circle of women in quiet meditation with one another. They call it "mindfulness" but I call it "mindlessness" because … Continue reading Irelands New Mindless Religion
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”Matthew 19:14 I'm no perfect parent but I've been witness to some really bizarre behaviour by Christian parents. I'm sure you all probably have even worse stories to … Continue reading Let Your Children Be Children
Image by Benjamin Balazs from Pixabay In recent years Pope Francis sparked a bit of controversy among the more stiff necked black and white Catholics about the differences in religions as being a path to the Lord. I'd like to explore that now. Jesus says that he is the way the truth and the life. … Continue reading All Religions Are A Path To God
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Are you disappointed about how another person you know treats you? Are you angry, anxious or crying right now because someone behaved badly towards you? Then you need to read this. The reason we are disappointed about another persons actions is because we make high expectations of them. If we … Continue reading Don’t Hold High Expectations Of Other People And You Won’t Be Disappointed
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
Copyright: Stephen McElligott I'm peering at the rain through my modern double glazed windows as it falls lightly upon the weather beaten grass in my backyard. throughout my thought process I wondered about all our ancestors generations before us. What were their struggles living in a culture then considered a modern world? Every era has … Continue reading Why Do We Feel Happier In The Wild?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I had a phone call recently from someone asking me to get involved in the business of photography. When I displayed a lack of interest there was a lot of irritation on their behalf. They couldn't understand what they saw as a good photographer with a lot of potential would reject the … Continue reading Be Concerned Only With Things And People Who Help Save Your Soul
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay It is no easy task to be a Christian in a world of wickedness especially when we are focused on ridding the evil within us. Trying to practice Christianity while being surrounded by wicked people, can feel like a fat person losing weight surrounded by mountains of chocolate cake. Have … Continue reading St.John Chrysostom Teaches Us To Thank God For Wicked People
My kids took this rather funny photo of me today. They wanted to play "Knights and Kings" and they all agreed I should be king. They bought me a kings crown from the local toy store and took this photo of me with my Mr.Perfect mug. As we all laughed at the photo it nevertheless … Continue reading What It Means To Live Like A King
Image by Robin Higgins from Pixabay Every friend and family member hiding from the reality of God have said it. "I'm a good person. I don't need the Church to tell me how to behave. What is the point... really?" It is the deadly sin of sloth. Sloth is considered to be a lazy indifference … Continue reading Are We Too Good For Christianity?