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When suffering is good for you

Suffering is a key theme of all religious traditions. They tend to treat suffering as something inevitable, but not intrinsic. That is, we all suffer, but only because something has gone wrong in us, the world, or reality itself. 699 more words

Philosopher-at-home

Superheroes, the False Self, and the Prayer of Recollection

The appeal of superheroes is that they are given secret superpowers. My son loves his superhero action figures, costumes, and movies. He runs through the house imagining that he is a superhero for hours on end. 826 more words

Prayer

On knowing what you're doing

I seem to be one of those people who needs to understand fully what he’s doing and why, before he can commit real energy to it. 770 more words

Philosopher-at-home

4th Step to Loving God

Over the last three weeks I have been writing about Jesus’ command to love God with all of ourselves—heart, soul, mind and strength. This is Part IV of that series. 941 more words

God

On not knowing who you are

As children we accept at face-value the actions and reactions of those around us, those closest to us.

What does “at face-value” mean in this context? 963 more words

Philosopher-at-home

Blessed are the pure in heart

Jesus is the Word proceeding from the Father. He did not just speak words from God, but He IS THE WORD coming from God.

When Jesus the Word made flesh spoke it was the Father speaking…yet it was Jesus, for they are a perfect union of two people.We know that there is only one God- The Father and one Lord Jesus Christ. 830 more words

Christ In Me

Ego

Ego exists for the ‘joy’ of being offended. Ego ‘loves’ its enemies. Anger, resentment, grievance, depression, non-forgiveness—all signs of an industrious little ego.

From The Counsellor