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The first step toward finding God

Man’s intelligence, however we may misuse it, is far too keen and too sure to rest for long in error. It may embrace a lie and cling to it stubbornly, believing it to be true: but it cannot find true rest in falsehood. The mind that is in love with error wears itself out with […]

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Christ Himself is the Truth

Those who are quickened to a divine life in Christ, by His Spirit, enter into intimate communion with the Truth. They possess the Truth. Truth lives in their entire being and manifests itself in all their activities, body and soul. The “Truth has made them free.” Christ Himself is the Truth. And to achieve this […]

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By love we make our journey

Eternal life is knowing the true God; the true way to it is to love with one’s whole heart. Love, then, is the way, truth the life; truth is the image, love the likeness; love is the price, truth is the prize; by love we make our journey, in truth we stand fast. Moreover, since […]

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To Become Real — Affirm Others

The heresy of individualism: thinking oneself a completely self¬sufficient unit and asserting this imaginary “unity” against all others. The affirmation of the self as simply “not the other.” But when you seek to affirm your unity by denying that you have anything to do with anyone else, by negating everyone else in the universe until […]

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Shallow sport

So easy to forget what we are about, or perhaps forgetting is not the point, for if truth be told it seems we don’t know. Money, power and yes, sex seems to be a main concern, only the veneer important, the body, clothes, the car we drive, the face we put out to others lest […]

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Reaching out

There are people who are straight arrows. Some who seem to fly down the path of life, disciplined, focused no matter what they do. In the spiritual life the stay on the path, pray always at the appointed time, energetic and centered. I have no doubt that God is very pleased with these warriors who […]

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What do you say?

When tragedy comes home to roost, taking it’s rest among what is left, chards only black as midnight, beauty gone forever below the sod, the gaping inner void it leaves behind, bleeding wounds that will never really heal; what do you say? Clichés is all that can roll out, for gentle words do little to […]

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Prejudice

I can remember an incident that happened with my mother when I was 16 years of age. This of course happened in Panama, where I spent my high school years. Before I go into my little altercation I had with my mother, I would like to say something about her. Like my father, I would […]

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Earthly desires are shadows

The earthly desires men cherish are shadows. There is no true happiness in fulfilling them. Why, then, do we continue to pursue joys without substance? Because the pursuit itself has become our only substitute for joy. Unable to rest in anything we achieve, we determine to forget our discontent in a ceaseless quest for new […]

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Love in Deed and Truth

If a brother or sister has nothing and cannot even find enough to eat, we ought to give them the basic necessities of life. Likewise if we notice that they are deficient in spiritual things, we ought to guide them in whatever way we can. Of course we must be sincere in doing this,  not […]

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