Category Archives: The Meek

All things work together

When St. Paul writes, “All things work together toward good for those that love [and trust] God”, he seems to be laying out a principle of “Christian Karma”.  Is this so? Yes and no. First of all, it’s not magic. … Continue reading

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Storms of Destruction

One thing that is especially dangerous to the solitude required for real prayer is what a psalm describes as “storms of destruction.” The context of Psalm 57 is David hiding from Saul in a cave. Saul was given to irrational … Continue reading

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A way in which we are all like Jesus without even trying

St. Paul writes that Christ Jesus was a man like us in all things but sin. Obviously, our point of greatest dissimilarity to Christ is our sinfulness. Conversely, because we all live in a fallen world, we all suffer the … Continue reading

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Prayer and the cross appear to be intertwined

Both the cross and prayer have features in common: the world considers them both weak and foolish. All┬áthe more reason to be drawn to both of them. And all the more reason to see in both of them a harmonious … Continue reading

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Very much like an alcoholic…

In the same sense that an alcoholic is an alcoholic even when he is not actively drinking, I am always a sinner even when I am not actively sinning. I must accept that, while I may aspire to be a … Continue reading

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Why it is crucially important to be keenly aware that you are a sinner

If you are not thoroughly aware of your sinfulness and do not identify yourself as a sinner, you place yourself in a condition of moral hazard. The reason? When somebody sins against you, you will unknowingly behave in such a … Continue reading

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Pay attention to God’s absolute majesty–you need it

If only we knew how to listen, we would hear God telling us: “I am so powerful that even evil obeys me. I can get the evil in your life–even your evil–to work for good. But not without your cooperation. … Continue reading

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