Black Friday: The Devil’s Thanksgiving

JMJ Thanksgiving: A Day of Gratitude Thanksgiving is traditionally a day of counting one's blessings. It is a day set aside to thank God for his generosity. It is not  a day of football, feasting, and family. Thanksgiving is a day of thanking God. Thanking God. Thanking God. We do this with feasting, family, tradition, … Continue reading Black Friday: The Devil’s Thanksgiving

Science and the Enlightenment

JMJ This is a letter I wrote recently to a younger me who thought he knew everything. I write to you who thinks himself wiser than the ancients. I write to you who believes his understanding greater and deeper than the fathers of a thousand generations. I write to you who are wiser than the … Continue reading Science and the Enlightenment

If You Want to get Closer to God Become A Sinner

JMJ Before I am misunderstood let me say this: Do Not Sin. To sin is never the objective of any Christian, yet, if you would be closer to God become a sinner. In other words, begin by realizing what is the condition of each and every person. Once we realize ourselves as sinners, we can … Continue reading If You Want to get Closer to God Become A Sinner

Hyperbole? Methinks Not

JMJ Jesus said: If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better to enter the Kingdom blind than to be cast into the everlasting flame where there is much weeping and gnashing of teeth. If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and … Continue reading Hyperbole? Methinks Not

Taking a Bite of the Big Apple

JMJ Do we believe in eternal life with God? Do we believe in Hell? We can narrow this question down to: do we believe in God? Yes?           or           No? Not "yes, but with caveats", or "no" as a sort of maybe. The Cosmic Battle If … Continue reading Taking a Bite of the Big Apple

Camels Have It Easy

JMJ It is better to just say it and get it out of the way. Money is the root of all evil. Not "love" of money, but money. Money has become an idol. The mantra of the modern capitalist world: "God is for salvation. Money is for everything else." Jesus calls us to Radical Discipleship. … Continue reading Camels Have It Easy

For Lourdes Sake

JMJ In these troubled times, when seemingly the whole world is falling apart, we need the Blessed Virgin Mary more than ever. What does this mean? I am merely echoing the words of millions upon millions of Catholics who over the centuries have seen the work of satan (I will not dignify his name with … Continue reading For Lourdes Sake