"My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite." - Psalm 102:4 The term, "wither" or "withered" is used figuratively here to express a moral and spiritual deficiency that affects the heart, causing it to wither and decay from spiritual malnutrition. Similarities of Physical and Spiritual Malnutrition I recently underwent a gastronomy … Continue reading A Withering of the Heart
Have you ever asked: "What is God's will for my life?" Scripture tells us that the will of God is a mystery to be lived, as Paul writes: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to … Continue reading Puzzled over God’s Will for Your Life?
Often, I have wondered where God was, when in fact, I simply had overlooked his presence in my life - my awareness of him being hidden by my own inattentiveness. “…many speak of God’s absence or non-responsiveness. Such experiences need to be carefully considered. While never minimizing such experiences of another, they must be placed … Continue reading Awareness In The Sound of Silence
We must imitate Christ's life and his ways if we are to be truly enlightened and set free from the darkness of our own hearts. Let it be the most important thing we do, then, to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ. : Thomas a Kempis, "The Imitation of Christ" 1471 In a post-Christian … Continue reading Is Monasticism The Answer To Maintaining Purity of Faith In A Post-Christian America?