Tag Archives: Suffering

Regaining a Paradise Lost

When God created Adam and Eve, he gave them the earth as home. Untouched yet by human hands, I could imagine Earth then for the Paradise that it was: fresh, clean, virginal, pristine in her beauty. Ever since, we have … Continue reading

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What’s It All About?

There is in mankind’s collective memory a deep longing for a paradise we once had and lost. And literature is replete with stories of our collective desire to regain this lost paradise: Atlantis, Utopia, Shangri-La, Erehwon. We know that the … Continue reading

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Clinging to Faith and Goodness

Is it I who has changed or has the world become a more difficult place to live in? I have become harder and harder of hearing over the last years. It is a struggle for me to hear what other … Continue reading

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Life And Sufferings

The road to hell is paved with good intentions while the path to heaven is carved out with great sufferings. Life’s fabric is woven not only out of joys and happiness but also with tears and sorrow. Suffering is part … Continue reading

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The Morning After Christmas

A (favorite) nephew who often plays the cynic with a sardonic sense of humor posted this on his wall today, right after Christmas: To all the Non-believers… Happy Normal Tuesday!!! Unwittingly, he expressed the same sentiments as the Christian liturgy. … Continue reading

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Fears

What am I most afraid of? When I was young I was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of whatever ghoulish creatures might be lurking there. I was afraid of getting lost, of not being able to go back … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday is the saddest day in Christendom. It marks the death of Jesus. He did not simply die. He was put to death, executed. He was not simply executed. He was tortured for many hours and in many different … Continue reading

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Small Things Make The Difference

“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.” ~ Mark 9:50 In the infinite expanse of … Continue reading

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It’s A Cruel World

Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have … Continue reading

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No Cross, No Resurrection.

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. ~ John 3:16-21 There is so much anger  and hatred in the world today. One … Continue reading

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