A Voice Calling Out in the Parking Lot

JMJ Pluck Out Thine Own Eye is a Meaningless Statement to the Blind Perhaps the greatest obstacle to becoming a saint is complete honesty. What is honesty? It is more than telling the truth and being equitable in one's personal and business dealings. Honesty is not something one does, rather is something one is.  In … Continue reading A Voice Calling Out in the Parking Lot

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord!

JMJ My Soul Doth Magnify the LordMary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour! I, Erik, a slave to the Handmaiden of the Lord, am avowed to take the Blessed Virgin Mary as a model for my life; a task at which I fall short several times … Continue reading My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord!

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