The problem of a sticky soul
Oct27

The problem of a sticky soul

“If we desire to be in good things after the death of this body, let us take every care that our soul does not become glued to the body, nor mingled with it, staggering around as if drunk with the passions of the body, trusting itself to bodily pleasures.” — Saint Ambrose of Milan. I sometimes picture the soul covering itself with velcro hooks, which are the passions, so that the soul tends to stick to stuff. In conversation or when...

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Is the heart “deep,” or “deceitful”?
Oct26

Is the heart “deep,” or “deceitful”?

My Protestant Bible says in Jer 17:9 that the “heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked,” but my Orthodox Bible says that “the heart is deep beyond all things, and it is the man.”

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Listening to Boredom
Oct17

Listening to Boredom

You know firsthand that nobody is as bored as the rich, for money buys time, and time is repetitive. You can expect your being hit by boredom as soon as the first tools of self-gratification become available to you…

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Queen Mother
Oct03

Queen Mother

To understand the veneration of Mary, we should first look at Bathsheba…

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Should we hail Mary?
Oct02

Should we hail Mary?

Did you know that, according to Scripture: Mary is crowned with glory and honor to rule over the works of the Lord’s hands, and God has put all things under her feet. She will be given power over the nations, she will judge the world, she will judge angels. Mary will be crowned with life and righteousness and will sit with Christ on his throne. God’s divine power has given to Mary all things that pertain to life and...

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Charcoal
Aug14

Charcoal

Everything I know about fire I learned from being an Altar Server. Fire is hot, it can burn you, and boy it can be a lot of fun…

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