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St. John Cassian on Despondency

The demon of despondency obscures the soul’s capacity for spiritual contemplation and keeps it from all good works. When this malicious demon seizes our soul and darkens it completely, he prevents us from praying joyfully, from reading Holy Scripture with profit and perseverance, and from being kind and compassionate toward our brethren. 640 more words

Byzantine Catholic


I can feel my future leak
from my mind—not in-
to world or onto paper,
but void. Tarlogged and
sinking, it pools around
my run-rough ankles. 30 more words


When Desondency Keeps You Bound

“Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel.’ I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians and I will deliver you from their bondage.  316 more words

Daily Devotion


How do I love myself? –
A draggled mess of rotting flesh
Gift-wrapped in a pretty package
Of plastered smiles and frayed dreams
And absurdities – 104 more words



I seek thrills and frills
In motley distractions
And amnesiac pills –
I roll up into a ball of lies

My heart, a bulbous paperweight… 85 more words



For every utterance
Would raise a smoke
And I, emaciated from the lack of
Would slowly creep into the furnace
To find my home. 112 more words


01.27.2018 - Rant on not doing anything

I hate that I get so upset if I have nothing to do. I get so frustrated. I hate when I come home for the weekend and lay in bed from Friday night to Sunday. 221 more words